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PRESS RELEASE: Blues Wireless and Safecast Introduce Airnote – the Most-Easy-to-Use Air Quality Monitor Ever Built

  Blues Wireless and Safecast Introduce Airnote – the Most-Easy-to-Use Air Quality Monitor Ever Built – Safecast will deploy Airnote devices at Fukushima during a live-streamed 10 year anniversary event. Boston, MA and Tokyo, Japan – March 9, 2021 – Safecast, a global leader in open environmental data, and Blues Wireless, a leading developer of…

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SAFECAST 10TH ANNIVERSARY ONLINE EVENT

SAFECAST-10 THE LIVESTREAM!  SAFECAST 10TH ANNIVERSARY ONLINE EVENT, SAT. , MARCH 13, 2021 The rapidly approaching 10th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster also marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of SAFECAST. To commemorate this, SAFECAST is planning a daylong global online event March…

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150,000,000 Data Points

Last month we passed a pretty significant milestone, surpassing 150 Million data points in our public domain dataset. It was 2 years after launching when we hit 10 Million and 3 more years until we reached 50 million. To triple that in 4 years, half a year shy of our 10th anniversary is very exciting.…

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Safecast Diaries: the First bGeigie Trips to the Aftermath of 3.11

David Kell was among a rag-tag group of volunteers taking supplies to the Tohoku region in the weeks after the 2011 3.11 Tohoku disaster. Onboard were the very first incarnations of what would, over time, become the bGeigie geiger counters. On March 11, 2020, David Kell found himself, quite by accident, staring out over a…

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Honor among nuclear neighbors

We’ve received a lot of questions about radioactive isotopes that were detected in the atmosphere in late June by monitoring stations in northern Europe. We’ve been gathering information and touching base with knowledgeable experts to help clarify the situation. We will state right off that the levels of radiation that were detected are extremely small,…

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Uncertainties about Japan’s COVID-19 data

In our earlier posts (here and here) we tried to clarify the actual policies being implemented in Japan with regard to COVID-19 testing. We pointed out inconsistencies and other official data issues that make it difficult for the public to get a good grasp of the actual number of tests being done and how many…

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Explaining Japan’s State of Emergency

With Prime Minister Abe’s long-awaited emergency declaration for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka yesterday, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan has entered a new phase. As many people have pointed out, these new measures are not a “lockdown” of the sort that has been implemented in many countries around the…

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COVID-19 testing, putting a face to the numbers

Earlier this week we launched the COVID-19 Testing Map. In only a few days we’ve already received contributions from across Europe, North America and Asia which is already beginning to tell a new piece of the story. Since 2011 we have tried to create a platform that gives some control back to people, so they…

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Making sense of COVID-19 numbers in Japan

Safecast has launched a crowdsourced COVID-19 testing information map. Please check it out and share it! Last week we wrote an article about COVID-19 testing in Japan. We’ve also been publishing an (almost) daily newsletter, which we hope you’ll subscribe to here. For several weeks we’ve been pointing out that it’s difficult to find clear…

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Announcing The COVID-19 Testing Map

Today we are launching a crowdsourced map to help people document their experiences when seeking COVID-19 testing — were they able to get a test when they sought one, or not. One of Safecast’s founding beliefs is that people should have access to reliable and accurate information in order to make decisions about their own…

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