The Hudson River that explorer Henry Hudson sailed some 400 years ago had no power plants on its shores. No trains, bridges, factories or houses. Those innovations changed the river, leaving a legacy of PCBs, sewage and other pollutants. But pollution is just one way that humans have transformed the river. A small way, it turns out.
Rivers & Estuaries
Centers, Projects & Initiatives
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Dorothy M. Peteet||Adjunct Senior Research Scientist||Paleoclimate, paleoecology, climate modeling, wetland carbon storage, palynology.|
|Michael S. Steckler||Lamont Research Professor||Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins, Isostasy, Stratigraphic Modeling, Marine Geophysics|
|Raymond N. Sambrotto||Lamont Associate Research Professor|
|Geoffrey A. Abers||Lamont Research Professor||Earthquake seismology, imaging and tectonics of active plate boundaries|
October 07, 2011
August 11, 2011
People are swimming in the Hudson again, and while clumps of sewage rarely float by anymore, the water is not reliably clean, says a report released this week from the environmental group Riverkeeper.
September 23, 2010
BP’s leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was conclusively sealed this week, but even now questions remain about the amount of oil that actually came out of it. Now, in the first independent, peer-reviewed paper on the leak’s volume, scientists have affirmed heightened estimates of what is now acknowledged as the largest marine oil accident ever.
|Sediment Flux and the Anthropocene||Earth Science Colloquium|
|Hudson River: A Swimmable Future?||Part of the 2011 Public Lecture Series|
|Estimating the Magnitude of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak||Earth Science Colloquium|
|New York's Piermont Marsh||A 7,000-year Archive of Climate Change, Human Impact and Uncovered Mysteries|