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East Bay Times 13 Aug 2022
Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Reid-Hillview holdshistoric significance ... 2), what was there first, the urban neighborhood or the airport? ... Re ... I hope that citizens, scientists, and policymakers will unite in addressing climate change and mitigating future natural disasters ... Marc A ... Related Articles.

How to become a citizen scientist—and when to leave it to the professionals

Popular Science 12 Aug 2022
With the right training materials, many types of projects can be appropriate for citizen scientists, says Erin Posthumus of the USA National Phenology Network at the University of Arizona ... It goes without saying that citizen scientists should also leave tricky labor to the super-specialized experts.

NASA’s Citizen Science Program Continues to Grow: 19 New Grants Awarded

NASA 12 Aug 2022
Citizen scientists from NASA’s HamSCI citizen science project at the U.S ... Network, Thomas Esposito, SETI Institute Harnessing the Power of NASA's Physical Sciences Informatics by Engaging Citizen Scientists, Paul Secor, American Society For Gravitational and Space Research, INC.

Social media helps scientists monitor rarely sighted whales

Phys Dot Org 12 Aug 2022
"Photos supplied on social media and by citizen scientists are proving so important for us to monitor populations of these recovering whales," says Cranswick ... Facebook and iNaturalist photos supplemented a Department of Conservation—Te Papa Atawhai database that largely relies on citizen scientists' whale sightings.

Using nature and data to weather coastal storms

Phys Dot Org 12 Aug 2022
"Each living lab faces different local challenges," he said, "But each has been established to include citizens, local stakeholders, engineers, and scientists to co-create solutions that can increase local resilience." ... Sustaining local citizen involvement in this way is crucial to SCORE's success, said Gharbia.

Regent gave Iowa State books denying human-induced climate change

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 12 Aug 2022
“Many scientists, policymakers, and engaged citizens have become concerned over the possibility that man-made greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide, may be causing dangerous climate change,” according to the book’s summary.

LIBRARY: Citizen scientists read the river

Montrose Press 11 Aug 2022
Citizen science, for those who (like me) might be new to the term, is a type of participatory scientific research, conducted by curious everyday people and typically shared ... Data from citizen scientists who report their findings back to the library will be added to the display.

Chile Drafts New Constitution

OWP 11 Aug 2022
Chile was built upon discriminatory values that saw Indigenous people and other ethnicities as second-class citizens,” one political scientist said ... Following the protests, in 2020, the majority of Chilean citizens voted for a new constitution to be written by citizen delegates.

Paul Thompson

Eugine Weekly 11 Aug 2022
“I’ve been involved in amateur radio since age 13,” says Paul Thompson, who grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, then earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from MIT ... “I brought my amateur radio,” he continues. “I had a friend in the U.S ... I have two citizen-scientist pursuits, astronomical in nature ... ....

A Curious Case of Transferred Battery Technology

Principia Scientific 11 Aug 2022
government funded scientists to develop an advanced battery that could store energy without degrading ... The lead scientist working on the vanadium redox flow battery project was a man named Gary Yang ... citizen ... scientists to develop the technology and was funded by a multi-million research grant from the Dept of Energy.

REVEALED: How three oil scions are PAYING hundreds of eco activists $25,000-a-year to be professional ...

The Daily Mail 10 Aug 2022
And in the US the Climate Emergency Fund chucked $100,000 at Scientist Rebellion - which counts NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus among its ranks - to pay for consultant wages and travel costs. He said he had been looking for ways to save the planet for 16 years but decided the best way to do it was to cause mayhem for ordinary citizens.

Can citizen scientists turn the tide against America’s toxic algal blooms?

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022
As climate change brings warming ocean waters, predictions of a dangerous phenomenon known as “red tide” are on the rise ....

New groundwater study released

Burns Times-Herald 10 Aug 2022
Over the course of five years, scientists from USGS, personnel from OWRD, and local citizens participated in the study. An advisory committee of local citizens and members of the Community Based Water Planning Collaborative participated in an Advisory Committee that met quarterly with the scientists to understand the study as it was being conducted.

SIU’s 2nd Saluki BioBlitz enlists citizen-scientists to survey wildlife on campus

The Southern Illinoisan 09 Aug 2022
“We have the same goal each year – to get out in nature, discover something new – to you or even to the world – and document biodiversity across SIU’s campus,” Pease said ... .

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