25 Jun '11, 10am

One Of The World's Last Hyacinth Macaws Searches For Romance | Care2 Causes

One Of The World's Last Hyacinth Macaws Searches For Romance | Care2 Causes

Lots of guys have a hard time finding a date, but few feel the pressure of Coco the Macaw. A two-time resident of Paraguay’s Asunción Zoo (he was stolen once, then returned), Coco is one of the last remaining male Hyacinth macaws in the world. The endangered species has declined dramatically over the past 30 years due to their high value as pets and habitat descruction. According to Scientific American , tens of thousands of the South American birds have been taken illegally from the wild, and their habitat has also been lost to cattle ranches and hydroelectric power. “Reproduction in captivity is very complicated,” said Veterinarian Alex Lucas Spadetti. ”There are some factors that make it difficult, especially stress and the individual behavior of each animal, because in the wild they are extremely monogamous – they find a partner and continue as a couple for the rest of...

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One last dance on the railway through the green corridor:

One last dance on the railway through the green...

It is in the interest that is generated by passing of the old railway into history that I have also come to realise that S...

The Great American Backyard Campout! | Care2 Causes

The Great American Backyard Campout! | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 12am

June 25 is National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout day. Thousands of moms, dads, kids, grandparents...

More than 170 Women Raped in Eastern Congo | Care2 Causes

More than 170 Women Raped in Eastern Congo | Ca...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 9am

Last summer, the international community was rocked by the news that hundreds of civilians had been raped in a brutal atta...

Animals, Bullying, Autism: 24-yr-old Brooklyn Man Pens Book | Care2 Causes

Animals, Bullying, Autism: 24-yr-old Brooklyn M...

care2.com 24 Jun '11, 6pm

While I never had a pet growing up, I loved stories about animals — Olga da Polga, Paddington Bear. I just read about a ye...

Diabetes Taking On Epidemic Proportions | Care2...

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 2am

I believe that this firmly established condition/disease is linked directly to several factors, such as our diet (fast foo...

Ai Wei Wei is Free, But... | Care2 Causes

Ai Wei Wei is Free, But... | Care2 Causes

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 12am

Today, the Chinese authorities freed a prominent dissident, Hu Jia, a leading, and highly vocal, advocate for democratic r...

World's Top-Selling Weedkiller Causes Birth Def...

treehugger.com 24 Jun '11, 9pm

WASHINGTON -- The chemical at the heart of the planet's most widely used herbicide -- Roundup weedkiller, used in farms an...

World's Top-Selling Weedkiller Causes Birth Def...

treehugger.com 24 Jun '11, 9pm

WASHINGTON -- The chemical at the heart of the planet's most widely used herbicide -- Roundup weedkiller, used in farms an...

Grass: What Cows Want to Eat | Care2 Causes

Grass: What Cows Want to Eat | Care2 Causes

care2.com 24 Jun '11, 11pm

NOTE: This is a guest post from Rob Moir, director of the Ocean River Institute . I am alarmed by greenhouse gas build-up ...

Strategic petroleum reserves: The world's last ...

energybulletin.net 26 Jun '11, 5pm

World governments have collectively poured trillions of dollars of stimulative spending into the world economy since the c...

Is Giving Early Retiring Seniors Medicaid Really a Mistake? | Care2 Causes

Is Giving Early Retiring Seniors Medicaid Reall...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 7am

The administration is reeling in the wake of news that an “error” in health care reform could accidentally let seniors who...

Health Alarm! Overweight Toddlers | Care2 Causes

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 11am

I'm sorry, but IME, this is BS. First of all, that photo used is of a *baby*, and not even a particularly fat looking baby...

Tennis: Sharapova, Wozniacki into Wimbledon last 16

Tennis: Sharapova, Wozniacki into Wimbledon las...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Jun '11, 3pm

LONDON: Former champion Maria Sharapova eased into the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday, thriving on the same Court Two which...

Entrepreneurs Working to Green Their Communities | Care2 Causes

Entrepreneurs Working to Green Their Communitie...

care2.com 24 Jun '11, 8pm

Green entrepreneurs around the world are working to change business and make a difference in their local communities. The ...