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Could sustainable eating save the environment?

Sydney Riddle April 24, 2022

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...

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Colorized image of Hurricane Belle in 1976. Roch19571/CC BY-SA 4.0

New study shows that hurricanes are producing more rain

Daniel Pariseau April 24, 2022
Human-induced climate change caused the rainfall during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to climb 10% from 1850, according to a study conducted by School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences professor Kevin A. Reed and his team of meteorologists.
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The clearance section of a Forever 21. Convenience of fast fashion comes with the price of an expanding carbon footprint. JULIA HEMING/THE STATESMAN

How the price of fashion may cost us our planet

Amaya McDonald April 24, 2022
Refraining from shopping or buying one top from a fast fashion company will not necessarily make or break our climate crisis, but the more we work together to adjust our practices, the more businesses will take note.
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Cartoon showing alternative splicing resulting in protein isoforms. AGATHMAN/CC BY-SA 3.0

Gene splicing: Why the past should be left behind

Sonya Gugliara April 24, 2022

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...

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Earthstock Festival 2022 in Photos

Earthstock Festival 2022 in Photos

Katherine Procacci April 24, 2022

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...

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A penguin leads a group of three penguins in Antarctica. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LYNCH LABS

Professor awarded Pew fellowship for penguin research

Christine Kelley April 24, 2022
Lynch, an associate professor and endowed chair for ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University, is one of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ six 2022 marine fellows, who are all pioneers of conservation research.
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A graphic of the earth for Earth Day 2022. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

Earth Day: In honor of an abundant planet

Sasha Kagan April 24, 2022
#OPINION: The creation of Earth Day alone stands for a powerful cause. It speaks to the social unity and activism that work together to strengthen a sense of community and reform our actions for the greater good. 
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