In the Air
On today’s show we go local when it comes to checking up on air quality.
It’s hard to make decisions without information, that’s why some researchers in the San Francisco area are collecting carbon dioxide data at the neighborhood level. As producer Andrew Stelzer discovers, the BEACON project does more than gather data; it also brings home the effects of small-scale events, such as rush hour, and allows researchers to track pollution to its source. Then Eileen Fleming discusses DIY monitoring with Shannon Dosemagen from the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:44 Air Monitoring
09:02 Interview: Shannon Dosemagen
14:41 Closing Credits
Link to BEACON project: http://beacon.berkeley.edu/
Public Lab - http://publiclab.org/
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