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America’s Little-Known Role in Killing Elephants

African elephants need your help. Every 15 minutes, on average, a poacher kills one of these exquisite animals, and for what? Their ivory tusks, tusks that get turned into products that are imported r…

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Tell Starbucks to Stop Supporting Genetically Modified Foods

Starbucks may need to rethink its membership and support of the Grocery Manufacturer's Association (GMA), one of the organizations currently suing the state of Vermont for its genetically-modified foo…

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U.S. Doesn’t Take GMOs as Seriously as Rest of World (Infographic)

America is not a role model to the international community when it comes to GMO use. Check out these eye-opening statistics about how countries view genetically engineered food, and learn about our pr…

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13 Things You May Not Be Allowed to Do in Your Backyard

A man's -- or woman's -- home is their castle, correct? Well … sometimes. Although you might think you have the right to do whatever you want in the privacy of your backyard, your local government m…

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Mama Earth Has A Nasty Fever And It Is Our Fault

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its final report this week and the prognosis for the patient - Mama Earth - is not good. The report explains quite straightforward…

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5 Greener Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Gas-powered leaf blowers are the scourge of neighborhoods, and with good reason. They’re so noisy, they can impair gardeners’ hearing and make people cranky from listening to all that racket. Most lea…

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Care2 Member Pleads: Restore B.C.’s Carbon ‘Sinks’

Trees are fabulous for many reasons. They provide places for birds and other animals to live. Through their extensive root networks, they hold on to the soil they're planted in and prevent erosion. Fo…

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3 Ways Meatless Monday Helps the Earth

It's never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revi…

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Warning: #BearSelfies Are A Dumb Idea

Just because someone owns a smart phone doesn't make them "smart." Could this be any more apparent than in Lake Tahoe, California, where a disturbingly stupid trend to rush toward wild bears in an eff…

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Biodegradable Paper Batteries Coming Soon

Much of the weight of current portable electronic products is due to batteries. And, much of the concern over what to do with them when they drain out is due to the toxic chemicals and metals they…

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We've adopted two black cocker spaniels and a Beagle from the SPCA (7 year old sisters and an 8 year…

Yikes, your lists made me want to take a nap! I'm very glad that I don't need these organizational …

PLEASE -- let the polar bears live -- STOP THE HUNTING OF ALL ANIMALS -- choose other forms, other t…

Petition signed. Shame on the Canadian government, polar bear hunters, and those who buy polar bear …