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Sloth Encounters needs to permanently close

Alexander Cruz-Reyes October 3, 2022
#OPINION: What could possibly be malicious about a petting zoo for sloths? Sloth Encounters was ordered to temporarily close on September 15 due to being ticketed with the possession of wild animals, which violates the code of the Town of Islip.
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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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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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November sees the launch of new streaming services Apple TV+ and Disney+

Alek Lewis November 3, 2019
Two new streaming services will launch this month — Apple TV+ on Nov. 1 and Disney+ on Nov. 12 — with new original exclusive titles. Both are priced under $10 a month.
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Renewable and compostable straws in East Side Dining. SARA RUBERG/ THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook dining halls turn away from single-use plastics

Alek Lewis October 25, 2019
Stony Brook University’s campus dining program launched a sustainable dining initiative last spring to reduce waste in dining halls.
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The plastic straw ban is not helping the overall pollution crisis

Melissa Jones October 20, 2019
Many restaurants have switched from plastic to paper straws to help the ongoing environmental crisis, and some cities have banned plastic straws indefinitely. I question, however, if this effort is actually making any difference.
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Theater Three, above, is a community theater located in Port Jefferson. JESSIE ESSEX/FLICKR VIA CC BY-2.0

Theatre Three brings the passion of “The Bridges of Madison County” to life

Jamie Schuit September 26, 2017
The 1992 best-selling novel “The Bridges of Madison County,” written by Robert James Waller brought readers a heart-wrenching story of a searing love affair. Port Jefferson’s 140-year-old non-profit theatre company, Theatre Three, brings the tear jerking story to Long Island under the direction of Jeffrey Sanzel.
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National Geographic explorer talks about her life

Michaela Kilgallen October 27, 2014
Trendy black and white striped pants and long blonde hair is hardly what someone pictures when imagining a world-renowned Ph.D. anthropologist, but Mireya Mayor is not the average explorer.
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Stony Brook looks to curtail goose-related inconveniences

Ryan Wolf April 1, 2014
After years of goose fecal matter dotting campus and birds walking across streets, Stony Brook University is taking measures to remove the estimated 360 Canada geese that have made the campus home for the past several years.
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