Joaquin Phoenix wore the same tuxedo to 5 awards shows this year
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Joaquin Phoenix wore the same tuxedo to 5 awards shows this year

When the 2020 awards season started, Joaquin Phoenix vowed to wear the same tuxedo in order to reduce waste and promote sustainable fashion. The “Joker” star wore the custom Stella McCartney tuxedo to the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the SAG Awards, the BAFTAs, and the Academy Awards. Phoenix, who is an outspoken environmentalist and animal…

Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund
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Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund

KKR, the multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy investment firm, has closed on over $1.3 billion for companies focused on social and environmental challenges. KKR Global Impact says its fund will focus on identifying and investing in companies worldwide where preformance and social impact are intrinsically aligned. Specifically, the fund will invest in companies in the lower middle…

Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction
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Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction

Red-lettered signs warning of “BLASTING” began appearing over the past week at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a remote desert region in southwestern Arizona bordered by Mexico to the south and a Native American reservation to the east.Crews have been blasting the hillside while excavators and backhoes clear a path for the towering sections of…

New Research Casts Doubt on Theory That Volcanoes Caused Dinosaur Extinction
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New Research Casts Doubt on Theory That Volcanoes Caused Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have new evidence in their quest to settle the longstanding debate about whether it was a gigantic meteorite or massive volcanic eruptions that triggered the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. A curious thing about the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction is that two apocalyptic-scale events happened at roughly the same time. Some 66…

‘We’re Fighting for Our Rights’: The EPA’s First Bill of Rights Decries Trump’s Deregulatory Tactics
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‘We’re Fighting for Our Rights’: The EPA’s First Bill of Rights Decries Trump’s Deregulatory Tactics

Illustration: Chelsea Beck (G/O Media)For employees who’ve spent decades working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Trump administration is like nothing they’ve ever seen before. That’s exactly why—for the first time ever—the agency’s union employees have authored a Bill of Rights to set the agency back on track to meet its mission.The American Federation…

Indigenous technologies “could change the way we design cities”, says designer Julia Watson
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Indigenous technologies “could change the way we design cities”, says designer Julia Watson

Bheri Wastewater Aquaculture is a natural wastewater treatment system that cleans half of Kolkata’s sewageIndigenous communities are pioneers of technologies that offer solutions to climate change, according to designer and environmentalist Julia Watson.In her new book, LO–TEK Design by Radical Indigenism, Watson argues that tribal communities, seen by many as primitive, are highly advanced when it comes to…