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A round-up of stories VT editors dug this week.


A few dedicated "fruit hunters" travel the world saving rare avocado breeds threatened by deforestation and climate change. (We're especially curious about the tasty-sounding Pura Vida variety, which can grow up to 3 feet long.) [Slate]

Technology to the rescue! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) gets a $5 million grant from Google to use drones to catch rhino poachers. [Mother Jones]

Watch this clip of Alec Baldwin bad-mouthing horse-drawn carriages on 30 Rock. ("Rolling torture wagons for nature's most dignified creature," indeed.) [Ecorazzi]

Here's a letter we love: Paul McCartney writes to leaders of the United Nations climate talks, urging them to address the meat industry's impact on global warming and to encourage a weekly meat-free day. [Meat Free Monday]

Don't throw out that old-and-tattered hoodie! H&M wants to recycle your unwanted clothing (in any condition) starting in February. [L.A. Times]

Adding veggies to desserts can actually be nutritious and get picky kids to eat better. Bring on the mushroom ice cream and celery sorbet! [NPR]


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does anyone know if there is a vegetarian style Geletin?