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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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Guyanese flag. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/THE STATESMAN

Guyanese Student Alliance Holds First Mashramani Celebration

Claudia Motley February 28, 2020

The Guyanese flag. Stony Brook University's Guyanese Student Alliance (GSA) held its first Mashramani, or Guyana's Republic Day, event this weekend on Feb. 22. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/THE STATESMAN Stony...

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A shark in Maldives. TANAKA JUUYOH/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

SBU researchers find illegal shark fin trade is still thriving despite regulations

Sara Ruberg September 28, 2018
A team of researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) concluded that many endangered species of sharks are still commonly found in the shark fin trade despite international protection.
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Anh Nguyens work, above, features two traditional southern Vietnamese garments made out of potato paper bags and flowers. The installment is part of the Wang Centers latest exhibit Potasia, on view through June 15. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

POTASIA celebrates the artwork of a household staple

Syreeta Yelverton March 20, 2018
The Charles B. Wang Center’s newest exhibit, “POTASIA: Potatoism in the East,” showcases potato art.
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Students kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with opening ceremony

Students kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with opening ceremony

Chereese Cross and Lazaro Rivera October 9, 2016
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting its 27th annual opening ceremony titled “Esta Es Nuestra Historia."
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PHOTO CREDIT: TURKANA BASIN INSTITUTE

Under the Microscope: researchers tackle issue of global drinking water

Kenneth Wengler October 1, 2015
Stony Brook Professor, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and his research team have recently developed two techniques for purifying drinking water that are both sustainable and affordable.
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