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Nature in Short : While People Wilt In Summer Heat, Kudzu Vines Do Just Fine
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, kuzu, kudzu, vines, summer heat, botanical interest, starch, Japan )

Naoko
- 2100 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The kudzu (Pueraria lobata = just kuzu in Japanese) is one of the most common roadside weeds in the warmer areas of Japan including Tokyo and surroundings. Left unchecked, these hardy vines can take over a fence or thicket in no time.
IDA India Installs 1,200 Water Bowls To Help Animals Survive Summer Heat
Offbeat  (tags: stray animals, street animals, waters bowls, caring, summer heat )

Simone
- 2573 days ago - all-creatures.org
The sweltering heat isn't forcing only you to take cover during the day. The city's many feathered and four-legged friends are also having a tough time dealing with the rising temperatures. Offering them a respite is In Defense of Animals' Water Bowl
'Green Tunnel' Helps Visitors Stay As Cool As Cucumbers
Offbeat  (tags: eco-friendly, green, Green Tunnel, gourd, cucumbers, cool, Nagoya, Japan, summer heat )

Naoko
- 2863 days ago - asahi.com
Thanks gourd! The Nagoya Agricultural Centre in Nagoya's Tenpaku Ward is offering relief from the relentless summer heat with a 14-meter-long "Midori no Tunnel" (Green tunnel) made of eight types of gourd.
   

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