Citizen Science

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There’s a small army of citizen scientists in the North Fork Valley. Residents in the Paonia area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution. The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells. Alison Gannett is calling one of her guard dogs. She has an impressive resume. She’s an extreme skier, sustainability consultant, and raises a variety of animals, vegetables, and...

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