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Polar Bear Mercury Poisoning

Climate change leads to high concentrations of mercury in polar bears.

Global warming may be responsible for contaminating polar bears with high levels of mercury, according to new research from scientists at the University of Canterbury and the University of Michigan. Researchers examined polar bear specimens and data from the early 1900s, before dependence on fossil fuels rose. They found that polar bears primarily ate phytoplankton, microscopic plants that float on the surface of the ocean, and algae that live on sea ice. However, rising temperatures are causing ice caps to melt and are forcing polar bears to rely heavily on phytoplankton for food, which contains more mercury than algae.

POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
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New Bleeding Vegan Burger Debuts at Costco

California company Don Lee Farms enters the veggie burger 2.0 game with its organic and raw plant-based patty that bleeds beet juice—now available at Costco, with Walmart, Whole Foods Market, and Smart & Final to follow.
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Craft Brewery Modern Times Opens Vegan Lounge

The brewery's vegan founder Jacob McKean is adding plant-based fare to all tasting room locations.
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Kat Von D Honors Drag Queen Divine with New Makeup Line

The vegan makeup mogul creates an eyeshadow palette and lipstick to celebrate the life of the legendary drag queen and promote self-expression, artistry, and positivity.
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NYC Fashion Mogul to Debut Vegan Cheese Brand

Joshua Katcher—founder of vegan fashion brand Brave Gentleman—has teamed with vegan tattoo shop owner Dina DiCenso to launch artisanal vegan cheese brand RIND.
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