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Collaboration on Health and the Environment (CHE) 20 under 40 Pioneers in Environmental Public Health Award webinar. “These 20 pioneering researchers and advocates were nominated by a committee of senior leaders and luminaries in environmental public health.”

Media Coverage:

  1. Gewin, Virginia. “Why Joe Biden’s bid to restore scientific integrity matters”. Nature commentary. January 17.

2021 Zerlina on MSNBC Peacock. My work on Cartoscope was featured on MSNBC Peacock nightly news: August 31st.

2020 Grandoni, Dino. “The Energy 202: Ed Markey uses climate change to flip insurgent script on Joe Kennedy in Mass. race.” The Washington Post. Published August 25, 2020. Retrieved December 22. 

2020 Knickmeyer, Ellen, et al. “Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic.” AP. Published August 24, 2020. Retrieved December 22  ( 

2020 “EDGI report sees major monitoring gaps during pandemic.” Inside EPA. Published August 18, 2020. Retrieved December 22,  ( 

2019 “Youth Visualize Water Quality Data on the Chelsea Creek.” Partnerships in Environmental Public Health Newsletter of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 10(8). Published August.  Retrieved September 17 (

2019 “Visualizing Environmental Justice on the Chelsea Creek.” MIT Media Lab. Published April 22 2019. Retrieved September 17, ( 

2018  “Unfracking the Future through Developing Civic Technoscience.” University of California Television (UCTV). Series: “Ethics, Religion and Public Life: Walter H. Capps Center Series.” Published February 10. Recorded on November 28. Retrieved September 17, 2019 ( 

2018 Robert Cribb, Patti Sonntag, Michael Wrobel, and P.W Elliot.  “‘Off the chart’ air quality readings in Saskatchewan’s southeast raise new concerns — but little public warning” Toronto Star. Published October 16. Retrieved September 17, 2019: ( 

2018 Robert Cribb, Patti Sonntag, Michael Wrobel, and P.W Elliot. . “No fines. No public warning. And an ‘off the chart’ air quality indicator in Saskatchewan’s oil & gas country.” Global News. Published October 16. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

2017. The Crowd and the Cloud.  “Sara Wylie and H2S Sensors.” PBS Mini-Series. Episode 2. Citizens and Scientists. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

Northeastern Coverage

Ibelle, Bill. 2018. “Is citizen science the key to environmental justice?” Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Published December 13. Retrieved September 17, 2019.( 

St. Martin, Greg. 2017. “Northeastern to host ‘archive-a-thon’ to preserve federal science data.” News@Northeastern. Published March 24. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

Balintfy, Joe. 2014. “Validating civic perspective, grassroots resources for environmental science. Environmental Factor.” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Published January. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

Herring, Angela. 2014. “Re-Making Science.” News@Northeastern. Published June 23. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

Herring, Angela. 2013. “Balloon Mapping!” News@Northeastern. Published November 6. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 



Wylie, Sara. 2018. Episode 12: Fractivism. What’s New Podcast. Published March 13. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

Wylie, Sara and Britt Paris. 2017. Environmental Injustice at the EPA. with Brit Paris. Cultures of Energy Podcast. Episode 91# Center for Energy & Environmental Research at Rice University September 19. Retrieved September 17, 2019. ( 

Wylie, Sara. 2014. Citizen Science, NIEHS Partnership for Public Health Podcast. March 17. Retrieved September 24, 2019. (

Wylie Sara and Brit Paris. 2017. Environmental Injustice at the EPA. Cultures of Energy Podcast. Episode 91# Center for Energy & Environmental Research at Rice University September 19th. Online:

Wylie, Sara. 2014. Citizen Science, NIEHS Partnership for Public Health Podcast. March 17th. Online:


For up to date EDGI coverage see here

Report: Trump admin scrubbed mentions of climate change from websites” Gregory Wallace, CNN. Wed January 10, 2018

Climate Web Pages Erased and Obscured under Trump: Critics of the new administration see a troubling pattern where information is hidden from the public” Scott Waldman, Scientific American January 10, 2018

E.P.A. Scrubs a Climate Website of ‘Climate Change’” The New York Times

Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data.” Wired. Megan Molten. 

Scientists across the US are scrambling to save government research in ‘Data Rescue’ events.” Business Insider. Dana Varinsky. Feb. 11, 2017, 11:32 AM

Public Lab

For up to date Public Lab media coverage see here.

Slice of MIT: Chatting with Obama @White House Maker Faire – Nancy Duvergne Smith, 6/27/14

Northeastern News: Remaking Science – Angela Herring, 6/23/2014

Teach STEM Now: Turn a School Laptop into an Inexpensive Spectrometer – Al Chirinian, 1/5/2013 A DIY kite to determine if your water is contaminated – Emily Badger, 1/8/2013

Kickstarter: Best of Kickstarter 2012 – Kickstarter, 1/8/2013

Popular Mechanics: 9 Disaster-Relief Inventions – Laura Kiniry, 12/31/2012

Popular Mechanics: Seeing the Light – Adam Hadhazy, January 2013 print edition

Chemical and Engineering News: Do-it-Yourself Spectrometer, Lab in the City – Deirdre Lockwood, 11/19/2012

Homeland Security Today Crowdsourcing Volunteers Contribute To FEMA’s Sandy Response – Dan Verton 11/09/12

MAKE: Raspberry Pi in the Sky! – Kevin Osborn, 11/8/2012

FEMA: FEMA thanking those who adapted MapMill for Hurricane Sandy 10/7/12

Slashdot: All Over but the Funding: open hardware spectrometer kit – MyBlueVan, 9/22/12

The Wall Street Journal: The Apple/Google Map Wars: what comes next? – Tom Gara, 9/20/12

New York Times: Seeking Brooklyn’s Lost Mass Grave – Justin Burke, 8/25/12

New York Times: For local residents, a mission to clean up the Gowanus Canal – Peter Moskowitz, 7/16/12

The Verge: Occupy maps the skies over May Day protests with DIY balloon cameras– Joshua Kopstein, 5/2/12

Le Monde Science and Techno Section: Les Sciences Citoyennes: Les profanes jouent avec les experts– 3-3-12

New Scientist: Thermal Flashlight ‘Paints’ Cold Rooms with Colour – 3-2-12

NPR On the Media Drones: Coming to a Sky Near You?– 1-13-12

Boston Globe: Knight Foundation Merging Media, Minds and Money– D.C. Denison, 11-11.

The Mobile City (also appeared on Data Driven Journalism): How Kite Photography Can Empower Local Communities– Martin de Waal, 10-11

Creative Applications Network: Mediated Landscapes 03: DIY Cartography (Theory)– Greg J. Smith, 8-11

Tech President: How DIY Science is Solving Ecological Mysteries in New York City– Nick Judd, 8-25-11

BBC Click: How to Create Your Own Aerial Map– 8-19-11

BBC Radio: Laura Sheeter Talks About Aerial Photos: Did you know you could now take your own aerial pictures? Join Laura on an aerial view of New Orleans– Laura Sheeter, 8-3-11

Grist: In the future, cleaning robots will sniff out air pollution– Jess Zimmerman, 7-18-11

Technology Review: Robot lights up at pollution– Kristina Grifantini, 7-17-11

PBS MediaShift IdeaLab: MIT Produces a String of Civic Media Success Stories – Chris Csikszentmihályi, 3-14-11

Good Magazine: Grassroots Mapping: How You Can Create Aerial Cartography for Under $100, and Use It to Do Good – Ben Jervey, 3-7-11

LifeHacker: Weekend Project: DIY Balloon Aerial Photography on the Cheap – Adam Pash, 2-17-11

Wilamette Week: Local Designer To Build Balloons To Help Document Gulf Oil Spill – Ron Knox, 6-25-2010

SolveClimate News: $100 Aerial Mapping Technique Finding Multiple Uses, Grassroots Interest with slideshow – Lisa Song, 2-15-11

Brooklyn Eagle: D.I.Y Mapping of the Gowanus? – Mike Weiss, 1/27/11

OnEarth Magazine: Mapping the Grassroots – Alan Burdick, 1/27/11