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Ailene Ettinger with the Nature Conservancy installs a device to track air temperature on a utility pole in South Tacoma this January. Photo by Courtney Baxter.

Greening Up A Formerly Redlined Neighborhood

On an early and rainy June day, Ailene Ettinger is using a power drill to install a small, metal device on a utility pole. The device is a temperature logger, housed under a white rectangular UV radiation shield. Once installed, it constantly measures air temperature in this South Tacoma neighborhood, sending the data via Bluetooth to an app that Ettinger checks on her phone. Continue Reading Greening Up A Formerly Redlined Neighborhood

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