Posts Tagged ‘water’

The Basic Truth: How pH Levels Affect Amphibian Abundance

December 23, 2014

This project tests the hypothesis that water that is either basic or acidic will have an adverse effect on amphibian life. Shawn Mathew, Brett Barshay, Damien Hobday Professor Brian Ford, ITF Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land City College Ph levels, amphibians, abundance, water

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Examining Environmental Factors Affecting Fish Species in NYC

December 18, 2014

This group analyzed abiotic environmental factors between the bodies of water in CPL and NYBG. These included pH, dissolved solids, and visible pollution. The group also examined water samples for algae particles and microscopic pollution. These experiments coupled with statistical analysis of the 2013-2014 Bioblitz data give a clearer picture in determining the relationship between […]

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Woburn, MA: The Case of Anderson v. W.R. Grace

December 11, 2014

Lawsuit is brought against local tanneries after water contamination is found to be causing leukemia in Woburn, MA. Laura Benasaraf, Amanda Bernstein, Tiffany Christian, Lisa Wong Angelo Lampousis, Aaron Kendall City College environmental litigation, pollution, water, contamination, leukemia, massachusetts

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Impact of Urbanization in New York City

December 11, 2014

Around 75,000 years ago, in the last ice age, New York City, like most places on Earth was covered with ice. 15,000 years ago, ice began to retreat, exposing gneiss and marble bedrock that eventually bloom to become wetlands, fields, and forests that support 55 different ecological environment and 2,177 plant species. With urbanization comes […]

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