Take just ten minutes on a good screen to view this exquisite timelapse video of 30 days at sea by JeffHK, a sailor aboard a container ship. There have been many attempts to portray graphically the magnitude of our oceans relative to the rest of the planet. Jeff surpasses most, journeying through only a small fraction of our water world to ports-of-call in the “Red Sea passing the Indian Ocean to Port of Colombo, then through Malacca Strait into Singapore, and then finally SouthEast China Sea arriving at Hong Kong.”read more
“This was a two-footed, full jumping stomp on state’s rights. States that want to protect their citizens and preserve their environment should be very worried.” ~ Professor Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University.read more
The guttural song of amphibian banjos is a familiar sound to anyone who has walked the Dyson College Nature Center trail of a warm September evening. Continue on to learn more about the green frog, including a sound file of Georgia green frogs performing a cover version of the Pace green frog banjo chorale.read more
From inside the brutal world of rhinoceros poaching, Bethany A. Ordonez, Pace Master in Environmental Science candidate, tells the gut wrenching story of the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, and the horrific attack that has taken a terrible and lasting toll on rhino and human alike.read more
Pace student Rowan Lanning proposes a Deadbeat Dam Act to rid New York waters of nonfunctional dams that ruin aquatic ecostsystems. More than 1500 dams block Hudson River tributaries. The transformation of the Wynants Kill in Troy New York is evidence she is onto something. Video follows.read more
You have to be quick to capture a photo of a feeding Hummingbird Clearwing, as Professor Michelle D. Land learned when she grabbed this fleeting image for the blog Pace Takes New York, curated by Professor Michael Finewood. Often mistaken for a hummingbird due to its appearance and habits, the Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) is in fact a moth that is widespread in North America, ranging from Alaska to Florida, including here in the Hudson Valley.read more
The latest from the Pace Takes New York image blog: Students and faculty seining for fish specimens in the Hudson River during the annual field trip to Constitution Marsh and Sandy Beach in Hudson Highlands State Park, led by Professors John Cronin and Matthew Aiello-Lammens. (The white dot in the river at the other end of the net is not a student.) Photo by Professor Matthew Aiello-Lammens.