11 Jul '11, 7am

Sunflowers to Heal Soil in Fukushima | Care2 Causes

Sunflowers to Heal Soil in Fukushima | Care2 Causes

Activists are asking people to plant and grow sunflowers with a goal of decontaminating soil made radioactive in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A group of young entrepreneurs and civil servants are asking volunteers to grow sunflowers, then send the seeds to the Fukushima area where they will be planted next year to help clean the soil of contamination. Fast Company magazine reports that entrepreneur Shinji Handa has sold some 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds to Japanese people at a cost of $6.00 apiece to launch the project. “We will give the seeds sent back by people for free to farmers, the public sector and other groups next year,” said Handa. Besides decontaminating the soil, the organizers hope that the project will promote concern for the afflicted area, as people see a sea of yellow blooms and support the victims of the catastrophe. Besides the entrep...

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grist.org 11 Jul '11, 9pm

from 1BOG.org -- click for the much bigger original, which has details about all the plants -- shows at-risk nuclear facil...

Probiotics for Insects, Soil and Self

Probiotics for Insects, Soil and Self

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 9pm

For many people, the idea of dousing their veggie gardens with chemical pesticides or fertilizers is akin to dousing their...

Great, short video on the vital principles of sustainability: Take a look too at www.realeyes.ie

Great, short video on the vital principles of s...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 7pm

There are times when you hear a word so much that you think you know the meaning of the word. If you had asked me before I...

Kayli the Cow is Free | Care2 Causes

care2.com 13 Jul '11, 10am

Kayli, the white cow who romped through the streets of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania last month attempting to escape from the ...

Half of Americans Who Get Govt Aid Say They Don't | Care2 Causes

Half of Americans Who Get Govt Aid Say They Don...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 12am

Half of Americans who receive government aid in the form of social services believe that they have not “used a government ...

Reading Changes Lives | Care2 Causes

Reading Changes Lives | Care2 Causes

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 2am

Has Harry Potter had a long range impact? The Plain Dealer , a Cleveland-based newspaper, recently sponsored an essay cont...

Native American Family Attacked; Possible Hate Crime | Care2 Causes

Native American Family Attacked; Possible Hate ...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 4am

Not only did a Native American family endure a horrific attack by three men with a baseball bat, knife and crowbar near a ...

Bahraini Soccer Players Detained & Tortured | Care2 Causes #bahrain #humanrights #feb14 #bhn

Bahraini Soccer Players Detained & Tortured | C...

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 10pm

Several Bahraini soccer players, including stars of the country’s national team, were detained and tortured after particip...

Fukushima was lowered to sea level to save money:

grist.org 12 Jul '11, 3pm

When engineers first assessed the future home of the Fukushima nuclear power plant that would eventually melt down in resp...

Conservative Group Changes Mind -- Blacks Weren...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 4am

In the face of massive backlash after asking Republican presidential candidates to a sign a “family promoting” pledge that...

Developing Countries Investing More in Renewables | Care2 Causes

Developing Countries Investing More in Renewabl...

care2.com 12 Jul '11, 2am

The headlines of a Think Progress article caught my attention: Industrialized Countries are Now Losing the Clean Energy Ra...