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Oil Spill Intensifies

The BP oil spill is the largest in Gulf Coast history, in addition to the largest offshore spill during peacetime.

On Thursday, the BP oil spill became the largest ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico, and also surpassed the previous international record for an offshore oil spill during peacetime. The spill, which began after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded on April 20, has now exceeded the 140.6 million gallon mark, making it the largest spill since the Ixtoc drilling rig gushed 140 million gallons off the Gulf Coast from 1979 to 1980. Currently, the US government estimates at least 71.7 million gallons of oil have seeped into the Gulf. While solutions and aid efforts intensify, marine and coastal wildlife continue to suffer. Animal advocates from groups such as International Bird Rescue Research Center and People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats are working tirelessly to help rescue and save animals.

Vegan Senator Cory Booker Launches Podcast

The senator launched his Lift Every Voice podcast on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to elevate the voices of activists fighting for social justice.
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Danone Shuts Down its Milk Business in India

The French company—which recently acquired plant-based brands Silk, So Delicious, and Vega—discontinued its non-profitable dairy line in India to focus on more nutritional products.
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Will Algae Be the Hottest New Plant-Based Protein?

San Diego scientists believe a strain of wild algae will be a sustainable way to feed plant-based protein to the growing global population.
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Miyoko's Kitchen Debuts Three Vegan Pub Cheeses

The artisanal vegan cheese brand is stepping into the new year with new packaging and a line of new flavors.
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Ben & Jerry's Debuts Two New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Non-dairy pints now comprise 20 percent of the iconic ice cream brand's products thanks to the addition of two vegan versions of fan-favorite flavors.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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