What’s in your tasty NYC tap water? We looked at lead levels in drinking water across all five boroughs and found some interesting information. You’ll want to know the results!
Have you ever wondered what is in the air you breathe? Newsflash, there is more than just oxygen in the air you breathe, and it’s detrimental to public health.
The lakes and rivers in New York City are home to a wide array of species, but did you know that harmful algal blooms and high chlorophyll levels can threaten the biodiversity within the city’s waters? We examined the relationship between nitrogen levels and chlorophyll levels in bodies of water in NYC in order to determine if a relationship between harmful algal blooms and increased nitrogen content exists.
Maintaining safe drinking water quality in New York City is of vital importance to ensure that New Yorkers can stay healthy and hydrated. We looked at nitrate concentration levels in New York City drinking water to see if the city has been successful in lowering the levels of this contaminant.
Would you swim in the NY Harbor? If you say, “No”, you’re onto something. We aimed to compare water quality in Jamaica Bay in the summer and winter by looking at how temperature relates to dissolved oxygen and Secchi depth.