Tag Archives: Air quality

Industry, freeways create toxic brew in Chicano Park

Industry, freeways create toxic brew in Chicano Park

by Camelle Sison | SDSU student Chicano Park in Barrio Logan is a place where families, kids and those who love to exercise get a chance to enjoy the outdoors. However, the proximity of the park to the freeway and nearby industrial sites may have long-term health effects for those who visit it. According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, airborne ... Read More »

Barrio Logan seeks reforms after community plan defeat

Barrio Logan seeks reforms after community plan defeat

By Torrey Bailey | SDSU student Barrio Logan’s community plan, which places heavy industry next to residences, appears to largely contribute to the neighborhood’s poor air quality. However, San Diegans rejected a ballot measure that the neighborhood believed would have improved the conditions, prompting the community to take another approach on reform. Barrio Logan neighbors downtown San Diego, and houses thousands of ... Read More »

Students measured air quality in San Diego communities

Students measured air quality in San Diego communities

This map highlights data collected from the SDSU sensor journalism class on air quality (PM 2.5 levels) from four neighborhoods in San Diego (Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Chollas Creek and Bankers Hill) collected in April 2015. Each student identified a location and visited it up to eight times to collect at least an hour of data each time. The locations ... Read More »

From the sensor beat

From the sensor beat

San Diego State students headed out into communities of San Diego to test the air and talk to the residents affected by varying levels of pollutants. The students were armed with homemade sensor kits to measure fine particles and gases. Here are their unvarnished accounts from the field: Barrio Logan Observations by Torrey Bailey (Sensor: Bot) During the month of April, ... Read More »

Bankers Hill air quality in good shape

Bankers Hill air quality in good shape

by Patrick Carr | SDSU student Every morning, San Diego’s downtown and highways are clogged with commuters going to work. That puts a lot of pollution in the air around the community of Bankers Hill. The neighborhood is perched on a hill overlooking downtown San Diego and San Diego Bay. It is surrounded on three sides by major highways, and ... Read More »