05 Aug '11, 10pm

A Bird That Beats the Heat By Helping Out | Care2 Causes

A Bird That Beats the Heat By Helping Out | Care2 Causes

Hot weather, especially the 104 degree Fahrenheit / 40 degree Celsius we had here two weeks ago on the East Coast (after it had baked the Midwest) makes many of us want to take the advice of the Center for Disease and Control : Stay inside with the air-conditioning on. Who among us doesn’t excessive heat make more irritable, cranky, sluggish, in a generally not-happy-with-the-state-of-the-world state of mind? Heat like that in parts of Texas where it’s been at least 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) for 39 straight days often only seems to bring out the atavistic “I’m in it for myself” tendencies in some, as tragically attested by death of a 79-year-old Texas woman. Dolores Grissom died in her home two days after reporting the theft of her air-conditioning unit to police. Writing at Scientific American , Jason R. Goldman describes how, for one bird, the Kentish plover (Charadri...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/a-bird-beats-heat-helps-out.html

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Manhattan Farm Flourishes in Milk Crates | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 06 Aug '11, 10am

A temporary farm on a stalled construction site is an innovative response to two issues: finding local food in a city and ...

Obama Bars Human Rights Violators From Entering US | Care2 Causes

Obama Bars Human Rights Violators From Entering...

care2.com 05 Aug '11, 10pm

The United States enduring commitment to respect for human rights and humanitarian law requires that its Government be abl...

The Battle To Save The Rhino | Care2 Causes

The Battle To Save The Rhino | Care2 Causes

care2.com 05 Aug '11, 7am

The fight against rhino poaching in South Africa has taken on military proportions with the government sending in army tro...

10,001th Rescued Sea Lion Released Back Into the Pacific | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 06 Aug '11, 10pm

This past Thursday, the Marine Mammal Center released a rescued sea lion nicknamed Milestone and another, Zodiac Girl, bac...

The Deep Differences On Environment Among California Regions | Care2 Causes

The Deep Differences On Environment Among Calif...

care2.com 06 Aug '11, 5am

revealed that there are deep regional differences among Californians when it comes to environmental issues. Being a life-l...

Clean Air is Possible! But You Gotta Act! | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 09 Aug '11, 9am

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Old and Healthy? Thank Your Genes | Care2 Causes

Old and Healthy? Thank Your Genes | Care2 Causes

care2.com 07 Aug '11, 5am

At 98, Harold Laufman plays the violin, prepares dinner for relatives and throws a joint birthday party with his 31-year-o...

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care2.com 05 Aug '11, 12am

Cynthia Samuels, currently Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and ha...

The Military family mourns. I used to selfishly pray those lost weren't someone I knew, but I realized: I know them all

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care2.com 07 Aug '11, 2pm

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care2.com 13 Aug '11, 9am

Their anti-gay pamphlet is majorly propagandized.. saying "thousands of men and women have testified to experiencing a cha...

Sharks And Other Predators Are Essential For Ocean Health | Care2 Causes

Sharks And Other Predators Are Essential For Oc...

care2.com 04 Aug '11, 6pm

This week, the Discovery Channel aired its world famous Shark Week ; several days of programming that celebrates the might...

Trying to explain #bcorps? Here's the basics

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care2.com 10 Aug '11, 5pm

Every week Trailblazers features profiles of B Corporations , such as WS Badger Co or Laloos Ice Cream . The question is, ...

Doorbell Dogs | Care2 Causes

Doorbell Dogs | Care2 Causes

care2.com 10 Aug '11, 8am

In the villages of Bulgaria’s breathtaking Rhodopi mountain range you’ll find many beautiful doorbells and all of them rin...

Mother Accused of Murder After Breast-Fed Son Dies | Care2 Causes

Mother Accused of Murder After Breast-Fed Son D...

care2.com 06 Aug '11, 3am

A new case out of California takes the issue of maternal responsibility to entirely new heights . Maggie Jean Wortmon, a 2...

Record heat, no solar means Texas is paying 40 ...

grist.org 08 Aug '11, 4pm

Texas is hotter than balls right now , and it's not just the state's farmers and wildlife that are paying the price for it...