Tag: sustainability

Young Kenyans aim to establish sustainable bamboo agroecological farming with the help of citizen science

Upper Left: Caroline Wawira Njeru Upper Right: Lawrence Njoroge Chuka Lower Left: Stephen Njeru Munene Lower Right: Margaret Nyambura Wanjiru A group of young people gathered in Kenya in 2018 to figure out how to establish a bamboo agroecology that would 1) provide a sustainable resource for their community, 2) restore degraded riparian areas, and

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Is Rainwater Safe to Drink? Runoff Collected by Volunteers Offers Clues

A citizen science project called Off the Roof tested rainwater runoff collected by volunteers. They found that rainwater can be easily treated, but does often have contaminants similar to what’s found in streams and rivers. This blog first appeared in the Citizen Science Salon, a partnership between Discover and SciStarter.org, on 2 Oct 2020. It

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Stream Tracker

What is Stream Tracker? As spotlighted in our March Newsletter, Stream Tracker is a citizen science project funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Citizen Science for Earth Systems Program. It is run out of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Stream Tracker studies intermittent streams – i.e., streams

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