Snowpack Totals, Long-Term Effects Of Pollution In Children / Transit During COVID-19, Increase In Car Use / ‘Smart Grid’ Prospects
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The pandemic has radically changed many aspects of our lives, including transportation. Car and bicycle use is up, while public transit and air travel is down. What does this mean moving forward? We’ll hear from experts about the causes and permanency of the changes. Plus, the long-term health effects faced by children exposed to car exhaust and what to make of the latest snowpack totals.
- California Department of Water Resources Spokesperson Chris Orrock talks about the March 2nd snow survey during an exceptionally warm and dry winter stretch
- Stanford University Director of Air Pollution and Health Research Dr. Mary Prunicki explains a new study that links air pollution with long-term health effects in children
- UC Davis 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program Director Dr. Giovanni Circella discusses how the pandemic has increased the use of cars
- Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates Executive Director Debra Banks looks at active transportation during the pandemic and efforts by local governments to design better traffic corridors for pedestrians and cyclists
- Host of NSPR's "Blue Dot" Dave Schlom interviewed Dr. Gil Tal, head of The Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center at UC Davis, about the future creation of a "smart grid"