Good Scarcity and Climate Change

By Tania Valenzuela With our ever growing population there is a higher demand for food, which is linked to higher use of fertilizers which includes nitrogen and phosphorus that could lead to many environmental effects. There is also an increase in demand in the actual transport and the land usage of countries globally. However I…

Water Pollution is a Problem

By Yuqian Zheng Water is an essential requirement for life on Earth. Around the world, it is estimated that 9,087 billion cubic meters of water are used yearly with countries like China, India, and the United States leading the consumption. The planet Earth is covered in 75% water, however, of the 75%, only 2.5% is…

Mount Garbage, Please Don’t Go

by Bushra Sarwar I remember as a kid we used to run to the swings whenever recess started. On the swings, we would try to go higher and higher, try to beat our last record, try to beat each other. The higher you went, the worse the view got though. From beyond the line of…

The Human Consequence of Suburban Planning

By Taj Sarwar Suburbia was once seen as the ideal place to start a family, to raise children, and to live out the ideal American existence, complete with a large home occupied by a nuclear family, a meticulously maintained yet barren green lawn, and of course, a shiny new car. In fact, many still value…

I Faced Environmental Injustice

By Tania Valenzuela If you’re reading this you most likely have an interest when it comes to our environment. You know about the effects of climate change, I mean at this point it’s almost impossible not to experience the effects or at least you have heard politicians trying to propose a way to mitigate the…

THE DEVELOPER’S MIDNIGHT FANTASY By Annemarie Waugh

THE DEVELOPER’S MIDNIGHT FANTASY By Annemarie Waugh Outdoor Art & LIVE Music & Dance WHEN September 23 – October 7, 2021LIVE PERFORMANCES Sept 23 @ 1 pmSept 29 @1 pm WHERE Ashley Schiff PreserveSouth CampusStony Brook UniversityPublic Parking Life Sciencesdmfantasy.com DETAILS Art, Poetry, Music, Dance, Neuroscience Art by Annemarie Waugh, Poetry by Michelle Whittaker @michpoto,…

Cryptic Encounters

Winters on Long Island are long and gray. For half of the year, oak skeletons and decaying leaves indicate a dead, barren landscape. But a surprising number of discoveries can be made in the seemingly vacant forest. Cryptic coloration, or camouflage, is a major force behind what I perceive as species blindness. We’ve all seen…

A Reminder for the Modern Conservationist

When you hear the word “conservationist”, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the image of someone who holds a respect for the environment, devoting time into making conscious decisions and going against the status quo of a destructive, unsustainable society. Possibly the image is of someone who is actively working towards restoring a broken habitat…

Imperfections of the Zero Waste Movement

The zero waste movement encourages consumers to reduce their trash production and urges a shift to a circular way of using resources. Emphasis is placed on items lifecycles including production and end of life. In the 2010s, images of sea life dying from plastics in the ocean and the statistic that the average american produces…

The Need to Act

American culture glorifies moral complacency, from Batman choosing not to kill Joker to politicians sending thoughts and prayers instead of actions, American culture praises those who do nothing “wrong” instead of those that make loud and lasting change. It discourages subversive actions and behaviors by painting them as morally ambiguous but allows inaction to lauded…