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Betty Who Raises $5,000 for Planned Parenthood

Melody Serafino Arts, Impact

Before pop singer Betty Who kicked off her acoustic set on Thursday night in the former Perry Street Theater space in Manhattan’s West Village, she had two messages to share with the crowd. The first was written across her chest, on a T-shirt that read, “Donald Eres Un Pendejo.” The tee came courtesy of Ilegal Mezcal, the booze brand that invited Betty to perform to help raise funds for the embattled Planned Parenthood, of which Betty is an ardent and vocal supporter.

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50 Ways To Love Your Mother On Earth Day 2017

Melody Serafino Impact, Sustainable

Just because there are climate denier lunatics at all levels of the federal government, is that any reason to hide under the covers on Earth Day 2017? Absolutely not. The folks at Earth Day Initiative have put together a website that lists 50 ways to make renewable energy part of your life — one for every state in the union — in just a few seconds.

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Americans Ate 19% Less Beef From ’05 to ’14, Report Says

Melody Serafino Impact, Sustainable

The last decade or so has brought ample evidence that Americans are gradually changing their diets, driven by health concerns and other factors.

But a new study points to one change that is starker than many have thought: Americans cut their beef consumption by 19 percent — nearly one-fifth — in the years from 2005 to 2014, according to research released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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A Mexican Liquor Company is Waging a Guerrilla Campaign Against Trump

Melody Serafino Impact, Urban

On the eve of March 8, this year’s International Women’s Day, the Mexican liquor company Ilegal Mezcal projected a silhouette of President Trump on the side of a bank in Manhattan’s Union Square. Above Trump’s hair, the projection read, “Donald eres un pendejo” — “Donald, you are an a**hole.”

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Space Archaeologist Funds Citizen Science Platform With $1M TED Prize

Melody Serafino Impact, Tech, World

Kristina Killgrove , CONTRIBUTOR
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Archaeologist Sarah Parcak launches GlobalXplorer today. (Image courtesy: TED)
Archaeologist Sarah Parcak launches GlobalXplorer today. (Image courtesy: TED)

A year ago, University of Alabama professor Sarah Parcak won a $1 million TED Prize for her work in “space archaeology” — using satellite imagery beamed down from space to search for archaeological sites lost through time. Today, Parcak launches GlobalXplorer, a citizen science platform that encourages people around the world to identify and preserve our collective heritage.