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Travel Precautions To Thwart Zika Spread

Aug 9, 2016
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Long Islanders who have traveled to regions affected by the Zika outbreak are being urged to take precautions when they return so the disease is not transmitted locally. 

Susan Donelan, assistant professor of epidemiology at Stony Brook University, says she’s not worried about infected mosquitoes making their way up from South America, but of people who have been bitten and carrying Zika making their way back to the area.

Nitrogen Pollution On L.I.: Environmental Public Enemy No. 1

Jun 17, 2016
Jordan Bowman / WSHU

During the hot summer months, Suffolk County closes beaches and ponds that are infected with algal blooms that stain the water.

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This may be the best time in a decade to be graduating from college. That's the view of some economists who note the job market keeps getting stronger. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now, which is a very different picture than it was and than it remains for graduates of the Great Recession.

WSHU Senior Reporter Charles Lane recently spoke with several individuals with a keen interest in the current job market. Below is a transcript of their conversations.  

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Colleges on Long Island are not just centers of learning: many are taking advantage of statewide programs, such as Start-Up NY, to bolster the economy in their area.

SUNY Old Westbury is the latest school to receive approval to open a Start-Up NY tax-free zone to attract companies to open or expand on Long Island. 

Jessica Opatich / WSHU

Stony Brook University Men’s Basketball is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the school’s history. Yesterday the Seawolves, seeded 13th, learned that they will face off against the 4th seed Kentucky Wildcats. They were the tournament champions in 2012.

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