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Calculating a local carbon footprint

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Calculating a Local Carbon Footprint

Discussion of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions often occur at the national level. Nations promise to lower emissions and scientists look for alternative energy sources. But new software is providing data for this emission reduction discussion at a local level. The software allows people to have a view into their carbon emissions on the level of a city, neighborhood, block and even household. Listen to learn how scientists and local officials are working together to track and understand emissions at the local level.

Climate Change Engineering Human Impacts Technology Earth and Space Science

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AIR DATE: 10/11/2012


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