Hudson River Archives - State of the Planet

A Summer Immersed in the Hudson: Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.

by |September 4, 2020

Environmental Justice Through the Eyes of The Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

In a summer program, students learned about and discussed the science of the Hudson River watershed, as well as the social issues present in their daily lives.

by |August 31, 2020
students with jars of water

Sustainability Science Capstone Workshop Investigates Microplastics in the Hudson River

A student group examined the types of microplastics entering the river, and created a way for citizen scientists to help with the research.

by |June 17, 2020
new mural at the Hudson River Field Station

A Mural for Lamont’s Hudson River Field Station: How it Came to Be

The newly renovated research facility will host an educational mural that combines art and science.

by |September 12, 2019

On June 1st, Fish Will Be Filling Our Nets All Around New York City

Join us on Saturday, June 1st to explore one of New York’s most underrated treasures: our productive waterways!

by |May 24, 2019

‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.

by |April 2, 2019

Study Finds Sewage Bacteria Lurking in Hudson River Sediments

A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage can persist in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments than in the water of the Hudson River.

by |December 13, 2018

Columbia Researchers Help With Plan to Restore and Protect the Hudson River

A comprehensive plan outlines ways to clean up the Hudson River and reduce the impacts from development and climate change.

by |September 18, 2018

New York’s Waterways Are Swimming in Plastic Microbeads

Plastic microbeads, common in soap, toothpaste and other consumer products, are flooding waters. A team from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is doing the first large-scale assessment of their impact on New York’s waterways.

by |August 16, 2017
Scientists test the water at Lake Tear of the Clouds, high in the Adirondacks of New York. Their testing at the source of the mighty Hudson River in August 2016 was part of a full-river health check from its headwaters to the ocean. Photo: Andy Juhl/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

How Safe is the Hudson? Scientists Test the River, Adirondacks to Ocean

A team of scientists conducted an unprecedented health check of the entire Hudson River system, from its source to New York Harbor. This is what they found.

by |August 31, 2016