08 Feb '12, 12am

Are Humans Making Raccoons Smarter? | Care2 Causes

Raccoons were smart to begin with, they are just very opportunistic like humans. Germany has been trying to eradicate raccoons for years with little success, it seems. It would seem that importing intelligent creatures for pets or fur trades in incredibly short-sighted. Raccoons defy captivity. Thankfully, in the US they are a native species, so raccoons that get loose are in their native element, but in urban areas they can be a predator to cats and small dogs. Cover your garbage well, folks. There was a lady in my apartment complex that left food out on the upper level of the apartments (3rd floor) for feral cats. When she moved out, she asked me if I would feed her feral cats. I refused, saying that I'd seen the fallout from what happens when you feed stray cats--wild animals eat the food and people demand that the wild animals get killed. I saw this happen with the gra...

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79 Dogs Seized From Illegal Manitoba Breeding O...

care2.com 07 Feb '12, 7pm

There is no life form lower than puppy mill breeders. Laws need to be strengthened so that the loss they experience when p...

Mason Buckles Up for Sweetest Ride of His Life ...

care2.com 08 Feb '12, 7am

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

This Amazon Fungus Can Eat Your Garden Hose! | ...

care2.com 08 Feb '12, 11am

Hmmm, interesting... What does the fungi, Pestalotiopsis microspora naturally eat in the jungles of Ecuador? I don't think...

Phone Tip Triggers Best Day of Her Life | Care2...

care2.com 07 Feb '12, 7am

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

But is it better-looking, too?

But is it better-looking, too?

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My Washing Machine Is Smarter Than You In martial arts, there always comes a point where the student surpasses the teacher...

Charles Dickens' Novels: Too Long For Kids Today? | Care2 Causes

Charles Dickens' Novels: Too Long For Kids Toda...

care2.com 06 Feb '12, 7am

Tuesday, February 7, is British novelist Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday . The author of classics including Oliver Twist, ...

Buying Junk Food With Food Stamps May Be Banned...

care2.com 08 Feb '12, 5am

So, if I am an honest person who falls sick because of an illness and then am able physically to work part-time, and I man...

Are Elephants Being Eaten in Thailand? | Care2 Causes

Are Elephants Being Eaten in Thailand? | Care2 ...

care2.com 06 Feb '12, 8am

A “new taste” for elephant meat is posing a new threat to the animals in Thailand according to a report from the Associate...

Supermodels Tell Kardashians: Stop Selling Fur!...

care2.com 06 Feb '12, 2am

Supermodel and Dancing With the Stars star Joanna Krupa has been featured on PETA’s “I’d rather go naked than wear fur ” c...

Making your Home Smarter:

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Making your Home Smarter: Automation The convenience and security of home automation are undeniable, and more and more peo...

Think Global, Work Local: Pet Ownership as Social Justice | Care2 Causes

Think Global, Work Local: Pet Ownership as Soci...

care2.com 06 Feb '12, 7pm

If I were responsible for a class or student group dedicated to social justice, the very first cause I would bring to my s...

ALEC Makes Another Push For "Tort Reform" | Care2 Causes

ALEC Makes Another Push For "Tort Reform" | Car...

care2.com 06 Feb '12, 3am

It’s been a relatively early in the legislative session in most states but already the pro-corporate anti-consumer agenda ...

Unstructured Play Makes Kids Smarter | Care2 Healthy Living

Unstructured Play Makes Kids Smarter | Care2 He...

care2.com 05 Feb '12, 4pm

There are children in my extended family that hold such an impressive array of cultivated skills and talents, that I could...

Can Administration target killings in secret | Care2 Causes

Can Administration target killings in secret | ...

care2.com 04 Feb '12, 4am

The ACLU recently filed suit questioning the Obama administration’s behavior in the death of U.S. born cleric Anwar al-Awl...

Failing Grades in Science Standards For US Schools | Care2 Causes

Failing Grades in Science Standards For US Scho...

care2.com 05 Feb '12, 6am

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute has issued “The State of Science Standards 2012 “ report (a PDF is here ) and the results ...