7.3 Earthquake off Fukushima

Developing – major earthquake at 05:59 JST this morning (Nov 22, 2016) off Fukushima, residents urged to evacuate and tsunami warnings placed in effect along the Pacific coast, including in Aomore, Iwate, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. Tsunami warnings downgraded …

Safecasting abandoned uranium mines

[Note from the editors: Safecast volunteer BergiX has uploaded quite a few interesting logs from former uranium mining sites in Germany and elsewhere. In the process of checking with him about some of the surprisingly high readings he posted before

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Joi & POTUS talk Safecast

Safecast co-Founder Joi Ito and US President Barack Obama recently talked about the future for an issue of WIRED. Among the topics covered were the value of open data and some of Safecast’s work. Relevant portion begins around 7:00 in …

Safecast Merch

Over the last 5+ years we’ve almost never had publicly available merchandise, restricting our t-shirts and stickers and things to volunteers and in person visitors to our office. However we’re often asked if we have anything that people can buy …

Improving the EPA Smart City Air Challenge

Safecast believes strongly in citizen-based environmental monitoring, and we constantly encourage official government bodies and others to support it. Recently, the US EPA announced a grant program called the EPA Smart City Air Challenge, which asks communities to propose …