Environment

In the Air

On today’s show we go local when it comes to checking up on air quality. 

Episode 178 | July 22, 2013

Episode 178: In the Air by Distillations Podcast

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.

Credits

Link to BEACON project: beacon.berkeley.edu
Public Lab - publiclab.org
Our theme music is composd by Andrew Chalfen
Additional music includes “Man Made of CO2,” Man or Astro-Man?, BMI Work #3961696; DIY, by A Band Called Quinn (Music Alley)
Image courtesy of Flickr user Mike