02 Jul '11, 10pm

Horses & Oxen More Than Haul Their Worth | Care2 Causes

Horses & Oxen More Than Haul Their Worth | Care2 Causes

Living in a digital age, it’s good to know that sometimes we still need to do things the way our forebears did. Fred is a Belgian draft horse called into action to help line crews in East Burke, Vermont, attach a fiber optic cable to a utility pole on June 24. Fred and his owner, Claude Desmarais, had been hired by Fairpoint Communications to pull the fiber optic cable through challenging terrain to provide Vermont with high-speed internet by 2013. You can see Fred at work at Boing Boing . Fred also does considerably less harm to the environment than heavy construction equipment, just as Larson and Lucas, two Brown Swiss steer that Rich Ciotola, a farmer in Sheffield, Massachusetts uses to plow his fields. Ciotola, Larson and Lucas were part of a New York Times piece in May about how a small number of farmers are again using “beasts of burden” to till their fields: Now, as...

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From Ella | Care2 Causes

From Ella | Care2 Causes

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 10am

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you can understand this poignant song written by Allison Morgan. Missing her husband one night...

ExxonMobil Pipeline Spills Oil Into Yellowstone River | Care2 Causes

ExxonMobil Pipeline Spills Oil Into Yellowstone...

care2.com 03 Jul '11, 9am

Over 100 residents of Laurel, Montana, were evacuated from their homes early Saturday morning due to oil pipeline that spi...

CCO Haul Bobbi Brown Goodies & MAC Fragrance via @pryourblog

CCO Haul Bobbi Brown Goodies & MAC Fragrance vi...

retailtherapy.onsugar.com 03 Jul '11, 10am

this is part 2 of my CCO haul ...click HERE to read about part 1 which consists of the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia collection...

Will Environmental Bans Make 4th of July Fireworks a Thing of the Past? | Care2 Causes

Will Environmental Bans Make 4th of July Firewo...

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 10pm

A San Diego Superior Court judge’s ruling that fireworks displays may damage the environment and should be banned in the s...

Why Don’t Women Want to Bike in New York? | Care2 Causes

Why Don’t Women Want to Bike in New York? | Car...

care2.com 04 Jul '11, 9am

Women don’t seem to want to bike in New York City. According to the New York Times , male cyclists outnumber women three t...

Does the US Still Want to Be a Nation of Immigr...

care2.com 03 Jul '11, 12am

After the repealing of the DREAM Act ; a number of states including Arizona and Georgia introducing anti-immigration legis...

Women Are Like Criminals? | Care2 Causes

Women Are Like Criminals? | Care2 Causes

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 2pm

In Louisiana, abortion clinics will now be required to display certain signage, informing women about alternatives to abor...

Bear Baying: Chaining Animals For Sport - I wou...

care2.com 04 Jul '11, 1am

You know, I expect this in the south. Men down there marry their own damn brothers, so why expect normal behavior from the...

Italian Police Stop Bear Banquet (VIDEO) | Care2 Causes

Italian Police Stop Bear Banquet (VIDEO) | Care...

care2.com 03 Jul '11, 11pm

Italian police did (if you ask me) did the right think in breaking up a banquet of bear meat hosted by the Northern League...

The Chinese Communist Party Turns 90 | Care2 Causes

The Chinese Communist Party Turns 90 | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 1am

My grandparents on both sides left China before the Communists came to power. For several years, my mother’s father, a UC ...

Tell Nike Drop Vick | Care2 Causes

care2.com 04 Jul '11, 3am

I don't see evidence of remorse at this point in time. I see evidence of a very good publicity campaign. It's really disco...

Can Learning Japanese or Chinese Help Dyslexia?

Can Learning Japanese or Chinese Help Dyslexia?

care2.com 05 Jul '11, 9pm

Learning Japanese or Chinese can help students with dyslexia, the neurologically-based learning disability: That might sou...