02 Dec '11, 9pm

An Army of Giant Rats Unearths Peace in Africa | Care2 Causes

An Army of Giant Rats Unearths Peace in Africa | Care2 Causes

It takes a true visionary to see a Buddhist monk deploying a pack of giant rats as the solution to the devastating danger posed by landmines. Every few hours, another person is killed or maimed by a landmine. Even in areas removed from active conflict, landmines are more than just distressing reminders of former bloodshed — they’re hidden hazards that terrorize populations and freeze development. Identifying, unearthing and disarming these explosives is dangerous and daunting. Despite record clearances, more countries deployed anti-personnel mines last year than in any year since 2004. But one social innovator has risen to the challenge — with the help of a few hundred friends. The innovator is the industrial engineer, Buddhist monk, and Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens . His hundreds of friends are sub-Saharan Africa’s giant pouched rats. About three feet long and armed with a...

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Are Two Giant Pandas Worth $10 Million? | Care2 Causes

Are Two Giant Pandas Worth $10 Million? | Care2...

care2.com 05 Dec '11, 7am

Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yang Guang (Sunlight), the two giant pandas I wrote about here last month arrived in Edinburgh, Sc...

Hope for the Giant Manta Ray:

green.blogs.nytimes.com 02 Dec '11, 1pm

Reuters A giant manta ray near a remote atoll in the Maldives in August. Efforts to protect declining populations of the g...

Singapore's army changes tagline from 'Ready, Relevant, Decisive' to 'Our Army - Ready, Decisive, Respected'.

Singapore's army changes tagline from 'Ready, R...

straitstimes.com 03 Dec '11, 4am

THE army has changed its tagline, to drive home the message that it is not just an operationally ready fighting force, but...

Hope for the Giant Manta Ray

green.blogs.nytimes.com 02 Dec '11, 12pm

Reuters A giant manta ray near a remote atoll in the Maldives in August. Efforts to protect declining populations of the g...

[Daily Blog Reads] Weavers in Africa.

[Daily Blog Reads] Weavers in Africa.

storyofbing.com 02 Dec '11, 5am

I’ve been living a busy life. New Zealand may have been beautiful, peaceful and safer as compared to South Africa. But we ...

"Honor" Crimes Against Women in UK Rose Almost ...

care2.com 04 Dec '11, 4am

Anyone who knows anything about ancient cultures has to know that this has been taught for generations. Women aid the men ...

Occupy Goes to the Opera | Care2 Causes

Occupy Goes to the Opera | Care2 Causes

care2.com 03 Dec '11, 10am

In a gentle clash of life and art, famed composer Philip Glass addressed Occupy Wall Street protesters outside New York’s ...

"I Must Free His Leg": Raccoon's Only Hope is Brave Rescuer | Care2 Causes

"I Must Free His Leg": Raccoon's Only Hope is B...

care2.com 03 Dec '11, 7am

Written by Laurie Raymond of Colorado Many years ago, I was the shelter director at PAWS of Lynnwood, Washington. This org...