ARTICLES BY Jeffrey Pollack

  • August 1, 2007
    Inland retreat: Coastal erosion forced the National Park Service to move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse away from the advancing edge of the ocean 
  • August 1, 2007
    Pictorial tributes to the natural world and to crowning achievements in science, engineering, and medicine adorn the granite walls in the cavernous lobby of the National Academies Building in Washington. On the back wall, a giant salmon hovers, midstream, just to the right of Einstein's E=mc2.
  • Welcome aboard: Alvin is hoisted onto the R/V Atlantis after a deep sea exploration. Photo: Jeffrey Pollack
    January 31, 2005
    It is 7:53 a.m., and Peter Etnoyer '88, M.E.M '01 is just moments away from his first dive in the deep-sea submersible Alvin. The sun--long up but only partially piercing the thin morning fog--promises another brilliant day on the Gulf of Alaska. With only a light breeze and little swell, it is a peaceful morning.
  • March 31, 2003
     All aspects of my life in Saudi Arabia--my work schedule, daily departure time, selection of field sites, even my choice of leisure activities, like snorkeling--were influenced by the tides.
  • Clam digger: biologist Scott Zengel gathers possibly polluted samples for testing.
    March 31, 2003
    During the last Gulf War, Saddam Hussein's troops released more than 400 million gallons of crude oil--forty times what was spilled by the Exxon Valdez--from Kuwaiti wells into the Arabian Gulf, coating the Saudi coast and creating the largest oil spill in history.
  • March 31, 2003
    Soil check: examin
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