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Binational Panel on Air Pollution Held

February 25, 2016

Binational Panel on Air Pollution Held Led by Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss and moderated by inewsource executive editor Lorie Hearn, a binational panel convened to discuss the monitoring of air pollution along the border and the benefits to journalists and scientists of crowdsourcing air pollution data.

Sponsored by the Center for Science and Media at SDSU as a continuation of “What’s in the Air,” an interdisciplinary class for journalism and geology students, the panel involved faculty from SDSU, the University of California San Diego, Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in Mexicali, and College of the Northern Border (COLEF) in Tijuana.

As a result of research from panel participants, the San Diego Air Pollution Control District was persuaded to place an air quality monitor at the San Ysidro Port of Entry experimentally for two years.

For more information on this important panel, see this article written by JMS journalism alumnus Leo Castaneda: http://inewsource.org/2016/03/16/binational-experts-press-for-air-quality-monitoring-at-border/