‘Prehistoric Sistine Chapel’ gets world heritage status

  _75752181_caveseal   A cave in southern France dubbed the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel” has been added to Unesco’s World Heritage list. The 1,000 drawings carved in the walls of the Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, or Grotte Chauvet, are 36,000 years old and include mammoths and hand prints. Continue reading

10 Random Acts of Kindness That Will Make You Smile

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally published on November 24, 2013.

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The $142 Trillion Resource No One’s Paying Attention To

The benefits human civilization enjoys from the world’s natural ecosystems — grasslands, marshes, coral reefs, forests, and the like — amounts to something in the vicinity of $142.7 trillion a year. That’s over eight times the value of the entire U.S. economy ($16.2 trillion a year), and almost twice the value of the world economy ($71.8 trillion a year).

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Police Officer Dives Into Lake To Rescue Dog From Submerged Truck (PHOTO)

Officer David Harriman and his partner responded to a call after a 59-year-old woman accidentally submerged her truck in more than 8 feet of water in Carver, Massachusetts. The woman was able to escape from the vehicle and another dog swam out on its own, but one dog remained trapped when the officers arrived on the scene.

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