The Week in Pictures: Washed Up Whale Found With Garbage in its Gut, BIG Oil Rig Explosion Off Louisiana Coast, Earth Day, and More (Slideshow)

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From the news that a young 37-foot whale was found stranded on the shore in West Seattle with fifty gallons of garbage in its gut to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 52 miles (84km) south-east of the Louisiana port of Venice, a lot happened this week in green. According to scientists from the University of Colorado, Boulder the vast volcanic ash plume that came out of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull, does not pose a threat to world climate change; a building some are calling "the world's first plastic bottle built structure" has been unveiled in Taiwan, and Isabella Rossellini reveals the spin-off to her weird and delightful 'Green Porno' series. Find out what else happened in the world of green this week in our photo roundup of most popular, most important, and most oddball stories.

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