Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig January 16, 2014 Categories: Good News

A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

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Caffeine lovers, rejoice! A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, coffee does not cause dehydration. In fact, drinking three to six cups a day may actually have “similar hydrating qualities to water.” [NPR]

San Francisco starts citywide clothing recycling project, placing more than 160 recycling bins in schools, stores, and libraries around town. (According to the San Francisco Environment Department, SFers toss a whopping 4,500 pounds of clothing every hour.) [Grist]

Clothing retailer Forever 21 bans angora wool from its products after an undercover video captured animal cruelty at angora farms in China. [Fashion Times]

In an effort to nurture wildlife and improve the environment, the U.K. government will plant 4 million trees in England this year, creating 5,000 acres of new woods. [The Guardian]

 

 

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