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Earth Day: In honor of an abundant planet

As a little girl, I used to demand my friends pick up their candy wrappers, chastise my brother for spitting his gum on the ground and scrutinize strangers on the street with trash in their hands. I respected community service workers and volunteers, occasionally aiding them in their labor by helping to clear any trash on the path. Click here for more!

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Gene splicing: Why the past should be left behind

With scientific advancements occurring at an unprecedented rate, tasks that once seemed impossible are now in arms’ reach. One of these not-so-impossible goals is recreating extinct species through genetic modification and splicing. However, just because something can be done does not mean that it should be — the last thing we need is our own live rendition of “Jurassic Park.” Click here for more!

Could sustainable eating save the environment?

With climate change or sustainability, whether it’s our carbon footprint, rising temperatures or plastic consumption, it all seems out of our hands. But what if we could benefit the environment simply by changing our diets? Not only what we eat, but where we get our food from. Click here for more!

How the price of fashion may cost us our planet

For most, the ability to run to the nearest Zara or go online to visit Shein is the most convenient and affordable way to get a trendy top or a new pair of shoes before they sell out. Unfortunately, this convenience comes with a cost greater than any retail price. Today, the price of fast fashion may cost us a livable Earth. Click here for more! 

Earthstock Festival 2022 in Photos

Stony Brook University’s annual, 10 day Earthstock celebration closed on April 22 with its signature festival. Over 50 student groups and vendors lined the academic mall, featuring live musical performances and the traditional rubber duck race.  Click here for more! 

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Professor awarded Pew fellowship for penguin research

For ecologist Heather Lynch, high-stakes Antarctic expeditions to see penguins are a part of her job description. Around once a year, she leads a group of student scientists to the Antarctic Peninsula, where she spends hours manually counting penguins. Click here for more! 

New study shows that hurricanes are producing more rain

Human-induced climate change caused rainfall during the 2020 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season to climb 10% from 1850, according to a study conducted by Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences professor Kevin A. Reed and his team of meteorologists. Click here for more!