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Case of the Disappearing Frogs

For more than a decade, scientists have been alarmed by the decimation of frog populations around the world.  Not only did the disappearance of the frogs set off a frantic search for the cause, but many worried that it heralded the collapse of the global ecosystem.

Mystery solved?

 

Designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who in the '80's created a teddy bear coat worn by Madonna and others as a statement about fur, has apparently slaughtered dozens of Kermits for this Fall 2009 look.  Whimsical design or green manifesto?  And perhaps even more importantly, does intellectual property-conscious Disney -- which acquired the Muppets in 2004 -- know?