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An image from a residents yard the night of the East Palestine Derailment on Feb. 3. By thunderlips36, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Ohio chemicals disaster is normal — and that’s a bad thing

Christine Kelley March 1, 2023
#OPINION: The Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train was a disaster in itself. Local authorities’ decision to burn a few of the cars — releasing deadly vinyl chloride into the atmosphere — is nothing short of a climate crisis, facilitated by capitalist greed and governmental stupidity.
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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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A graphic with vegetables suitable to consume for those following the vegan diet. J4P4N BY CC0

Veganism: perhaps the better alternative for a healthy body and planet

Sasha Kagan March 13, 2022
#OPINION: While veganism would certainly decrease carbon emissions and help to halt climate change, it isn’t necessary for everybody to resort to the diet.
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The Marine Sciences Research Center located in Stony Brooks Southampton campus. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook faculty lead study on the performance of local oysters

Maria Lynders December 1, 2020
New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, has awarded over $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects, three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty. 
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The universal recycling symbol. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU and other SUNYs partner with NYS to improve recycling

Claudia Motley November 17, 2020
New York State has partnered with Stony Brook University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and University of Buffalo to help improve the state’s recycling programs.
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A mask on top of a ballot. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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Plastic pollution washed up on a beach from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Big Oil’s lobby to peddle plastics in Kenya is unsustainable and unsurprising

Matt Venezia October 12, 2020
#OPINION Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues of the century. Still, "Big Oil" is lobbying to influence a trade deal between the United States and Kenya.
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Environmental Club highlights sustainability issues on campus

Environmental Club highlights sustainability issues on campus

Niki Nassiri April 25, 2019
Dressed from head to toe in garbage, Stony Brook Environmental Club president Condrea Zhuang paraded through the Earthstock Festival, Stony Brook University’s largest sustainability celebration on campus, on Friday, April 19.
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A pile of plastic bags. ANNIKALUDIN/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Suffolk County’s plastic bag fee should be raised

Maya Brown October 3, 2018
While the five cent charge for plastic bags is a smart environmental idea, a rise in the fee for plastic bags would make this installment much more effective. Would you be willing to pay two dollars for a plastic bag?
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According to Sheri Bossong, environmental club president, conservation is more than recycling bottles. (FRANCIS YU / THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook students should take environmental awareness into their own hands

Noah Brigham September 22, 2018
I believe none of us are innocent of complacency. Considering this, I challenge us, the student community, to adjust ourselves to at least be aware of the ways we are gambling with our longevity and continued existence.
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Dr. Michael Schrimpff leads a nature walk through the Ashley Schiff Preserve on Stony Brook Universitys campus in honor of Earthstock. STEPHANIE YUVIENCO/STATESMAN FILE

Let’s reframe environmentalism

Andrew Goldstein April 18, 2018
By making little decisions and appreciating the nature we have, we become a society that cares for its tool.
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Three unfinished plates of food at East Side Dinning. SERENA TAUSZ/THE STATESMAN

It’s up to us to stop wasting food

Matthew Yan February 4, 2018
Why are we routinely dumping this food we’ve paid for?
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