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UC-Berkeley Chemists Installing First Carbon Dioxide Sensor Network in Oakland

June 27, 2012

researchers installing a sensor box Using inexpensive detectors that fit inside a shoebox, University of California, Berkeley, chemists are installing a network of sensors--the nation's first--in Oakland, Calif., to allow neighborhood-by-neighborhood, real-time monitoring of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. The information will help communities monitor greenhouse gases and help verify local caps on emissions. Full Story

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