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Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

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

New research finds that resveratrol in red wine and dark chocolate may help improve memory. Previous studies have linked the compound to heart health and cancer prevention. [Mother Nature Network]

Remember when that NYC public school went veg? Now, a California private school will stop serving all meat and dairy. (The school was founded by director James Cameron and his wife, who went vegan in 2012 after watching Forks Over Knives.[NPR]

Mexico City bans the use of animals in circuses! More than 35 countries around the world have placed similar restrictions—circus animals are often kept in notoriously cramped quarters and subjected to physical abuse by trainers. [The Dodo]

So long, itsy-bitsy beads in body wash! Illinois just became the first state to ban exfoliant microbeads—which are non-biodegradable and wind up in lakes and oceans (where fish and other aquatic life ingest them). [Grist]