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Read about cutting edge techniques in hacking environmental science in our "Community Science Forum", our research journal/archive/zine/map where we share ideas, techniques, and stories.
The Community Science Forum is printed on a 22.75x35" sheet of acid-free paper, and includes a full color reproduction of our projects along with essays, illustrated guides, and interviews. It's a great way to stay abreast of the latest in the DIY environmental science movement.
Links provided to online versions of most articles.
How is the changing environmental governance landscape affecting your work? by Public Lab Staff
Back to basics, or a departure from environmental protections? History lends perspective by Leif Fredrickson, Environmental Data and Governance Initiative
Silver linings of community science by Gretchen Gehrke, Public Lab
What's happening with government agencies' environmental justice work? by Jill Lindsey Harrison, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder
Let public lands speak for themselves by George Dusenbury, GA State Director, The Trust for Public Land
Roll up your sleeves and fight regulatory rollbacks by Stacy Shelton
Activate impact: fund boldness by Jake Mogan, The 11th Hour Project
Washington is one of many paths to sustainability progress. Green buildings can help by Jeremy Sigmon, Director, Technical Policy, U.S. Green Building Council
Photo Documentation of Frac Sand Mine Surface Water Spills by Lee Boland
Hydraulic Fracturing and the Rebirth of Citizen Water Monitoring in the U.S by Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement, FracTracker Alliance
The Riffle: DIY and Open Source by Don Blair and Mathew Lippincott
Pollutant Discharge Permits by Gretchen Gehrke
A Sensor Journalist's Story by Jillian Clemente
What happens when we use timelapse to monitor blasting at mine sites? by Public Lab Staff
What happens when the mining stops? Focus on Reclamation by Gretchen Gehrke, Mathew Lippincott and Cheryl Miller
History of Community Air Monitoring in Western Wisconsin by Mathew Lippincott
Airborne Silica and Regulations by Gretchen Gehrke
Interview with Pat Popple by Stevie Lewis
Visual Reporting on Air Quality: EPA Method 9 by Stevie Lewis
Using Photographs in Fighting Mining Companies by Forest Jahnke, Crawford Stewardship Project
Local Knowledge and Aerial Imagery by Mary Kenosian
Documenting Runoff with Photography by Gretchen Gehrke
Announcing Spectral Workbench 2 by Jeffrey Warren
DIY Oil Testing by Jeffrey Warren , Stevie Lewis and Gretchen Gehrke
Using the Oil Testing Kit with Gulf Coast Communities by Stevie Lewis
DIY Oil Testing Narratives by Ann Chen
Oil Sheen Testing by Matej Vakula
Spectometer Intensity Calibration by Yagiz Sutcu
Collecting Oil Sheen on Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, Queens, NY by Matej Vakula and nameiswillis
Gardening Toolkit Case Study
Photo Monitoring Plugin for NDVI Using Image J by Ned Horning
FarmHack by Dorn Cox and Severine von Tscharner Fleming
PhotoSynq by Greg Austic
Planet Leafiest (Nighthawk Panorama and Return to Planet LEAFFEST) by Chris Fastie
About the Urban Waters Project
An Ode to Maps by Diana Di Leonardo
By Molly Gordon
By Amy LeGaux
Announcing Mapknitter 2.0 by the Web Working Group
Public Lab Five Year Retrospective by Shannon Dosemagen
How to Get Involved with Public Lab illustrated by Molly Danielsson
A History of Crediting Hardware Contributions by Mathew Lippincott
Coder Crisis: Attracting Software Developers to Public Lab by Justin Manley, Bryan Bonvallet, Jeff Warren, and Molly Danielsson
Issue 6 explores trash in all its many forms.
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Download the centerfold featuring an activity for estimating the volume of your local landfill
Issue 5 is focused on highlighting the Public Lab community around the world. It's also our first edition printed in color.
Download a PDF copy of the Map of Silwan
Issue 4 is focused on long term research in the New York City chapter.
Issue 3 is an in depth look at community organizing in the Public Lab community.
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Learn about and get involved in writing, editing, publishing, promoting, and distributing the forum on the forum planning page.
The Forum is a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike licensed document. If you'd like to use content from it, go ahead! Mathew can provide high-res artwork and original files if those are helpful to you, just send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Read about cutting edge techniques in hacking environmental science in our "Community Science Forum", our community research journal/archive/zine/map, where we share ideas, techniques, and stories from the Public Lab community.
[Washington is one of many paths to sustainability progress. Green buildings can help] by Jeremy Sigmon, Director, Technical Policy, U.S. Green Building Council
[Activate impact: fund boldness] by Jake Mogan, The 11th Hour Project
[Roll up your sleeves and fight regulatory rollbacks] by Stacy Shelton
[Let public lands speak for themselves] by George Dusenbury, GA State Director, The Trust for Public Land
[What's happening with government agencies' environmental justice work?] by Jill Lindsey Harrison, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder
[Silver linings of community science] by Gretchen Gehrke, Public Lab
[Back to basics, or a departure from environmental protections? History lends perspective] by Leif Fredrickson, Environmental Data and Governance Initiative
[How is the changing environmental governance landscape affecting your work?] by Public Lab Staff
_cover image from Where Do the Maps Go? by Hagit Keysar. Issue 5 focused on highlighting the Public Lab community around the world.