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The purpose of the blog is to capture the “who” in Public Lab. It is a space for people to share out! Beyond the research, beyond the discussion lists... Who is here and why?

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Last Annual Barnraising -- looking to the future

by stevie 7 days ago | 0 | 128 | 2

Big news coming from Public Lab: after many years of fun, creative, and successful Annual Barnrai...

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When is it OK to work with non-open components in open source work?

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 238 | 3

At Public Lab, perhaps more so than in other open hardware oriented communities, we're often remi...

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Thinking about local level advocacy

by stevie 2 months ago | 1 | 339 | 4

_Image credit: Carolyn Buell, New Durham, NH. Planning board meeting on proposed quarry with loca...

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Photo Documentation of Frac Sand Mine Surface Water Spills

by mlamadrid 4 months ago | 0 | 44 | 3

By Lee Boland for Community Science Forum: Water Photo: North and ...

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Citizen Science Investigations: aka ‘Common Legal Issues when using Community Sourced Data’

by lenagd 5 months ago | 0 | 255 | 2

Image obtained at: [http://www.thebluediamondgallery.com/wooden-tile/images/evidence.jpg][1] _...

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Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A report for EPA on the role of citizen science

by Shannon 5 months ago | 3 | 1,897 | 4

_Cross-posted from the Citizen Science Association blog co-written by Shannon Dosemagen (Public L...

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What fuels a movement?

by stevie 6 months ago | 0 | 370 | 5

_Lead image of protesters protesting the Pet Coke Piles on southeast side of Chicago. Image found...

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Interview: Chris Nidel on environmental evidence in court

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 468 | 5

A few months ago, as our first interview for the Environmental Evidence Project blog series (#evi...

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A message from the Public Lab staff

by warren 7 months ago | 0 | 504 | 3

Public Lab resists and rejects: racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenopho...

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Thoughts on Method 9 and its utility

by gretchengehrke 7 months ago | 3 | 420 | 4

Several people in our Public Lab community are concerned about various kinds of airborne emission...

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Enforcing Stormwater Permits with Google Street View along the Mystic River

by mathew 8 months ago | 1 | 388 | 4

_Compressed autos at Mystic River scrap yard, Everett, Massachusetts, 1974. Spencer Grant/Getty I...

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What goes into choosing a topic name?

by liz 8 months ago | 2 | 372 | 3

_above: sketch of figuring out how to organize "air" into a research area, and which methods are ...

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What makes a good activity?

by warren 8 months ago | 13 | 650 | 3

In our continuing shift towards using the new Q&A feature and the new Activity grids as a framewo...

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Q&A enables automated FAQ

by liz 9 months ago | 0 | 430 | 1

Asking and answering questions is at the very heart of Public Lab. It's how we get started, it's ...

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Check out these Activity Grids

by liz 9 months ago | 8 | 1,430 | 8

The sheer number of posts on publiclab.org by contributors from all over the world about 1) h...

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Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2016!

by warren 9 months ago | 2 | 629 | 6

We've had some tremendous work on Public Lab software this past summer through our Google-support...

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Introducing the Environmental Evidence Project, a blog series from Public Lab

by warren 9 months ago | 5 | 5,218 | 7

Hello everyone -- Jeff Warren and Gretchen Gehrke here, Public Lab's Research Director and Data Q...

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Regional Barnraising 2016: A Few Thoughts About Public Lab's Work

by sarasage 10 months ago | 2 | 802 | 5

It has been a month since Public Lab has left Val Verde, and a month since a very intensive Ba...

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到中国的东江源头村使用Balloon Mapping Kit

by karypun 10 months ago | 6 | 793 | 5

Hello,我想和大家分享我在中国江西使用Balloon Mapping Kit的经历。首先呢,这里是中国江西省的东南部,寻乌县三标乡的东江源村。东江源村位于东江的源头,而东江则是珠三角东岸众多...

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Public Lab Code of Conduct

by Shannon 11 months ago | 2 | 977 | 6

Update 9/2016, the Code of Conduct is live at this link: https://publiclab.org/conduct Last ye...

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Documenting Runoff with Photography

by mlamadrid 11 months ago | 0 | 449 | 0

Article by Gretchen Gehrke for [Community Science...

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Local Knowledge and Aerial Imagery

by mlamadrid 11 months ago | 0 | 479 | 1

Article by Mary Kenosian for [Community Science Forum: Sand-Frac Issue](https://publiclab.org/for...

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Using Photographs in Fighting Mining Companies

by mlamadrid 11 months ago | 1 | 452 | 2

Article by Forest Jahnke, from [Crawford Stewardship Project](http://www.crawfordstewardshipproje...

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Visual reporting on air quality: EPA method 9

by mlamadrid 11 months ago | 2 | 421 | 0

Article by Stevie Lewis for [Community Science Forum: San...

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Interview with Pat Popple

by mlamadrid 11 months ago | 0 | 710 | 3

Interview by Stevie Lewis for [Community Science Forum: S...

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What happens when the mining stops? Focus on Reclamation

by mlamadrid 11 months ago | 0 | 407 | 1

Article by Gretchen Gehrke, [Mathew Lippincott](h...

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PL with FA @ Venice Bienalle

by hagitkeysar 12 months ago | 2 | 1,132 | 6

I have had a really huge opportunity to join the work of the curator Debby Farber from the Israel...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis – Xiaoqing Qin

by Xiaoqing about 1 year ago | 0 | 487 | 1

Have been in St. Louis for three years for my master of landscape architecture in Washington Univ...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Exhibition

by derekhoeferlin about 1 year ago | 4 | 1,344 | 4

Since January, 2016 the Public Lab River Rat Pack (led by Architect and Assistant Professor Derek...

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Highlights: Working with Communities in the DIY Oil Testing Booklet

by stevie about 1 year ago | 2 | 808 | 1

The second section of the new DIY Oil Testing Booklet, which we’re highlighting this week, is foc...

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