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New fashion line creates a year’s worth of outfits with only 10 items of clothing

Many of us try on more than 10 items of clothing in a single morning. Malaysian fashion label “We are ULTRA” wants you to wear only 10 articles throughout the entire year. The label’s new ULTRA 10 line aims to cut back on consumerism and waste by offering up a minimalist wardrobe crafted from sustainable fabrics. ULTRA 10 features 10 items of clothing that can be mixed and matched into an array of outfits intended to last all year. So far, the industry’s critics have embraced its appeal, winning the 2011 Ethical Fashion Forum INNOVATION Award. The 10 piece wardrobe’s …

Critical List: A new Chevron oil spill in Brazil; Vladimir Putin didn’t shoot a tiger

Chevron has suspended work at a drilling site off the coast of Brazil after finding an oil leak near the site of November’s spill. Vladimir Putin wants everyone to think he’s all manly, but there’s evidence that the “wild” tiger that he “tranquilized” was taken from a zoo to stage the stunt. Chinese, South Korean, and European-flagged fishing ships are hauling in huge illegal catches off the coast of West Africa.

Cities

New York has a subway system just for garbage

New York’s Roosevelt Island is like Futurama for trash: Underneath the island, a system of pneumatic tubes whisks garbage from trash and recycling bins off to the processing center. Now the company that built the tubes, Envac, wants to expand to more of the city.

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