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Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web


Plastic Panic

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

San Francisco moves one step closer to banning the sale of plastic water bottles. According to the Food & Water Watch, 75 percent of empty plastic bottles end up in landfills and waterways. [Grist]

After quietly coming out as vegan last year, Al Gore says he'll probably stick with a plant-based diet for the rest of his life. (No word yet on Bubba.) [Mother Nature Network]

Colorado bans greyhound racing! Confined to small, warehouse-style crates and pushed to exhaustion, racing dogs routinely suffer serious injuries and other health issues. [Ecorazzi]

Just for fun: 19th-century vegetarian personal ads! "She should be not less than sixteen nor more than twenty; must dislike meat and pickles." [Slate]