We present this image by Charles Henry Alston to honor our veterans, more than 100,000 of whom will be homeless Christmas Day. A central figure in the Harlem Renaissance Movement, Alston knew the towering musical figures of the day, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. He made this drawing while staff artist for the Office of War Information in 1940.
EarthDesk offers six simple Thanksgiving recommendations to enhance your holiday. In addition to remembering family, friends and community, add to your list the hungry and homeless, farmers, and our pollinating friends responsible for much of our food. Inside is EarthDesk’s award winning (we think it should be) recipe for a simple cranberry sauce. Enjoy.
“The landscape of South Africa is as diverse as its people,” said Bethany of her home country. Of Pace, she adds “Learning about wildlife conservation has given me a greater understanding of the wild. I see not only the animal, but its place in the ecosystem.”
EarthDesk is pleased to present this splendid gallery of elephant photographs taken by Pace masters in environmental science candidate Bethany A. Ordonez in her native South Africa. “We don’t consider wildlife conservation to be an abstract idea that is the job of someone else, instead for South African’s its OUR wildlife, OUR heritage, and it is OUR responsibility to protect it and voice our opinions.”
Written and lobbied by the students of the Pace Environmental Clinic, the Elephant Protection Act is now law, making New York the first state to impose an outright ban on elephants in entertainment. “Taking a passion and turning it into legislation signed by the Governor is something I never imagined,” said former clinician and Pace masters in environmental policy student Nicole Virgona.
“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.
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.
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.
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.