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Pace Environmental Clinic's Elephant Protection Act Becomes Law

by EarthDesk  | Oct 20, 2017

Conceived, written and lobbied by the students of the Pace Environmental Clinic, the Elephant Protection Act has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, making New York the first state to implement an outright ban on elephants In entertainment. "It is time society put an end to this barbaric relic of another age,” said Michelle Land, clinical professor of environmental law and policy.  View full post. . .

EarthDesk Sunday: NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

“Your planet is changing. We’re on it.” NASA adopted the motto during the Obama years, and is still on it, despite the war on science. View the video about NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, and learn more about the 2 1/2 years of data, and the Science articles that the earth and space agency published last week.

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Number of the Month: 32%

The October number is a twofer. Trump is repealing the Obama plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32%. Meanwhile, Trump’s approval has bottomed at 32%. NRDC will sue over the emissions. There’s no court where the president can appeal his ratings slide.

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EarthDesk Sunday: “30 Days Timelapse at Sea” by JeffHK

Take just ten minutes on a good screen to view this exquisite video by sailor JeffHK. Of the attempts to portray graphically the magnitude of our oceans relative to the rest of the planet, Jeff surpasses most, journeying from the “Red Sea passing the Indian Ocean” “and then finally SouthEast China Sea arriving at Hong Kong.”

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EarthDesk is published by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment at Pace University; John Cronin, editor.

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Desperate Puerto Ricans are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site ~ CNN

Pruitt Cooks the Books to Hide Clean Power Plan Benefits ~ NRDC

Who Is the E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt Meeting With? A Detailed Schedule ~ The New York Times

FEMA removes statistics about drinking water access and electricity in Puerto Rico from website ~ The Washington Post

Hudson River chemical dredging project moves forward ~ Albany Times Union

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The latest from the Pace Takes New York image blog: “One does need a hint of color.” The Autumn harvest is coming in! Today, peppers from the Pace garden. Photo by Professor Angelo Spillo. 

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