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Read on Mongabay: ‘Not all doom and gloom’: Q&A with conservation job market researchers

Article by Jeremy Hance. Reposted from Mongabay. 

“Build it and They Will Build It”

I am often amazed at the adaptability of wildlife and their talent for embracing what humans provide. Some human assistance is intentional to reestablish lost habitat or replenish diminishing sources of food. But birds and other forms of wildlife take advantage in ways we never intended.

A Day in the Life: Prospect Park Edition

Katherine Murphy (BA in Environmental Studies ’19) is an intern in the Forest Ecology Department of the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) where she works on ecological restoration projects and more general “park-work” like carrying out duck rescues and preventing dumpster fires.

Student Spotlight: Norman Sanchez

Norman Sanchez (MS in Environmental Science ’19) discusses his research project: Culvert Management Planning for Amphibian Connectivity. 

Lower Hudson Urban Waters Summit Focuses on Water Monitoring Efforts

Environmental leaders gather at Pace University to discuss regional water issues and plan for action

Student Spotlight: Nadya Hall’s Externship with the Wolf Conservation Center

As a policy intern, Nadya Hall (Master of Arts in Environmental Policy ‘18) worked with the WCC to develop and implement a series of workshops, exploring how scientists, lawmakers, and citizen activists shape the future of wildlife policy.

New on EarthDesk: Climate or Cows: What’s the Answer?

Research demonstrates that the industrial livestock system, which produces 95% of the world’s meat, is a major source of the hydrocarbon methane — a potent climate-killing greenhouse gas that cows emit with alarming regularity. Who has the solution, farmers who say soil can sequester carbon, or vegans who say the only good meat is no meat? Science is weighing-in.

On curiosity, confusion, and fermented landscapes

Dr. Myles explores the concept of fermented landscapes, a framework for exploring the literal and figurative elements of landscape transformation vis-à-vis fermentation.

Welcome to the ESS Blog

Welcome to the blog of the Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University.

Student Spotlight: Kat Cognata Partners with Harlem Community Garden

This Pace internship story is about a partnership between Pace Environmental Studies and Science and the Electric Ladybug Garden in Harlem. The board wanted to expand the garden in ways that made it accessible to more members of the local community. They asked us to answer the question: how do you grow garden access?

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