05 Mar '12, 1am

Would You Use Compost To Power Your Car? | Care2 Causes

Would You Use Compost To Power Your Car? | Care2 Causes

According to the EPA, 33 million tons of food was thrown away in 2010. Food waste now represents the single largest component of MSW reaching landfills and incinerators, costing Americans about $1 billion each year. Even more shocking is the fact that most of the food we throw away would be considered perfectly edible by someone else. Still, market standards dictate that overripe or damaged fruits and vegetables are unfit for public sale, and as such, they’re tossed into dumpsters, or at the very best, a compost pile. Until now. A pilot project in Germany is turning what would normally be food waste into energy gold. Researchers have developed a new facility that converts mushy tomatoes, brown bananas and overripe cherries (and much more) into methane, which can be used to power vehicles. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/would-you-use-compost-to-powe...

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Hillside Kittens Beckon Rescuers | Care2 Causes

Hillside Kittens Beckon Rescuers | Care2 Causes

care2.com 05 Mar '12, 7am

Written by Kathy Kimber of California I was sitting on the couch on a Sunday afternoon, vegging and watching Animal Planet...

Is a Library Without Books Still a Library? | Care2 Causes

Is a Library Without Books Still a Library? | C...

care2.com 04 Mar '12, 6am

California’s San Francisco State University is opening a newly-renovated library that will house only a quarter of the mil...

Woman Won't Let Pig Be Barbecued | Care2 Causes

Woman Won't Let Pig Be Barbecued | Care2 Causes

care2.com 04 Mar '12, 7am

Well, this sounded like a job for me. The group wired me enough money to win the bid on Dragon, and I left. The auction wa...

The Future of Water | Care2 Causes

The Future of Water | Care2 Causes

care2.com 09 Mar '12, 7pm

“If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water — unless we chan...

Recharged power Pak

lpga.com 12 Mar '12, 1pm

Balance, perspective give Hall of Famer new outlook on golf, life BY NEAL REID Fifteen years ago, a shy, quiet rookie from...

Koch Bros. Sue For Control Of Cato Institute | Care2 Causes

Koch Bros. Sue For Control Of Cato Institute | ...

care2.com 03 Mar '12, 6pm

How do the mega-rich begin to implode? Usually through a shareholder lawsuit . Charles and David Koch , billionaire activi...

Sick and disabled forced into unpaid labour | Care2 Causes

Sick and disabled forced into unpaid labour | C...

care2.com 03 Mar '12, 4pm

Since coming to power, the current UK Government has used the financial crisis as a smokescreen to implement ideological c...

Turning a DIY Project into a Product

spectrum.ieee.org 03 Mar '12, 10pm

Most DIY projects never go beyond what’s essentially a prototype stage—they’re one-off affairs that don’t have to be cost-...

Birth Control Pills for Men: Coming Soon? | Car...

care2.com 03 Mar '12, 1am

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

The Lorax and Ben: Our 14-Yr-Old Dolphin Blogger Remembers | Care2 Causes

The Lorax and Ben: Our 14-Yr-Old Dolphin Blogge...

care2.com 03 Mar '12, 4am

Editor’s note: The Lorax film is opening, and we’re using the film as a reason to think about the book. We’ll have a coupl...

What Happens When Gifted Kids Grow Up? | Care2 Causes

What Happens When Gifted Kids Grow Up? | Care2 ...

care2.com 02 Mar '12, 2am

So many children are identified as “gifted” in school. Some go on to Ivy League colleges and great achievements, sure – bu...

Girls Take to YouTube to Ask, Am I Pretty or Ugly? | Care2 Causes

Girls Take to YouTube to Ask, Am I Pretty or Ug...

care2.com 01 Mar '12, 4am

It’s no surprise that being a teenager girl is a time that for many is fraught with insecurities. Am I good enough? Funny ...

Help Animals Confiscated From Thai Sanctuary | Care2 Causes

Help Animals Confiscated From Thai Sanctuary | ...

care2.com 01 Mar '12, 3am

By Sandi Thompson and Oliver Starr For the past week, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), one of the most widely ...

"Baby" Found Wandering Russian Forest | Care2 Causes

"Baby" Found Wandering Russian Forest | Care2 C...

care2.com 06 Mar '12, 8am

One evening, I went for a walk with my dog Rick. It was raining and rather dark, especially in the forest. As we were comi...

Forget Trees, The New Lorax Speaks For The SUVs | Care2 Causes

Forget Trees, The New Lorax Speaks For The SUVs...

care2.com 29 Feb '12, 9am

When I heard that there would be a movie adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax , my inner 10 year-old clapped and squealed. O...