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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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Waste bin at the corner of a street. FLORIAN STELTNER /FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Brookhaven Waste Management Commissioner’s social media posts raise concerns about his willingness to confront environmental injustice

Kerim Odekon October 2, 2020
#OPINION: Andrade’s views about racial inequality and immigration on his Facebook account suggest that he may be the wrong person to fairly address concerns about structural racism and environmental policy on Long Island.
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Alligators, bears and cougars: inside Long Island’s exotic pet trade

Kayla McKiski December 19, 2018
Because of the influx of illegal reptiles in Suffolk County, the SPCA worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to create an amnesty day for illicit exotics.
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SBU professors join statewide effort to combat ocean acidification

Brianne Ledda September 9, 2018
Three Stony Brook faculty members have signed on to a statewide task force to combat ocean acidification, which was announced by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos on Aug. 22.
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SoMAS wins $500K grant to protect endangered species

Brianne Ledda November 5, 2017
Scientists at Stony Brook University are developing a program that will help protect endangered marine species in northeastern states by predicting areas where they are at risk of accidentally being caught by fishermen.
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Stony Brook students capsizing on launch during the spring 2015 Roth Regatta. A report released in August revealed that potentially toxic cyanobacteria was present in Roth Pond. HEATHER KHALIFA / THE STATESMAN

Excess algae detected in Roth Pond

Kelly Saberi August 10, 2015
The floating scum that is often observed in Roth Pond water can sometimes become a hazard to humans and pets alike, if toxic.
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SoMAS talks nitrogen in Long Island waters with lieutenant governor

Kelly Saberi April 14, 2015
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited SBU for a presentation about the impact of excessive nitrogen on Long Island and the solutions the SoMAS developed to battle the contamination.
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The North Shore bluffs face coastal damage. A new Suffolk County task force will address the erosion problem. (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Suffolk County Legislature passes erosion control task force

Lilly de Bruin September 30, 2014
At a Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would create a task force to address the issue of coastal erosion on the North Shore of Long Island.
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