The Institute for Science & Policy, a project of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, has just launched the third season of its acclaimed podcast "Laws of Notion." This captivating new series, "Clearing the Air: The Hazy Future of Our Skies" is an eight-episode series that delves into the crucial issue of air pollution in Colorado and beyond, shedding light on how this complex problem affects us all. 

The Podcast is now available on all major platforms. Click on the play button above to listen. 

Why Air Quality Matters

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Touring the Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center (METEC) at the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, CO on February 16, 2023. The research facility focuses on testing, training, and research for emissions detection. (Photo/DMNS)

Air pollution is a global concern, and the World Health Organization estimates that it leads to a staggering 4.2 million premature deaths annually worldwide. In Colorado, the Front Range has struggled to meet the EPA's national air quality standards, putting immense pressure on local policymakers and regulators to address the issue.

What's in the Podcast?

"Clearing the Air" doesn't just skim the surface; it dives deep into the science and sources of air pollution. It explains why the effects of air pollution are not evenly distributed and how historical and current policies either tackle or ignore the problem.

The podcast is hosted by Kristan Uhlenbrock, the Director of the Institute for Science & Policy, who emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing this invisible threat. "Since air is often invisible, it’s easy to ignore something we don’t always see," says Uhlenbrock. "Our story brings nuance and deeper thinking into how we solve our air pollution challenge."

"Since air is often invisible, it’s easy to ignore something we don’t always see..."

Expert Insights and Exclusive Interviews

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Left to right: Lead investigator for the Colorado Air Toxics (CAT) Natalie Smith gives Podcast Host Kristan Uhlenbrock a tour of the mobile lab, part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, on July 10, 2023. (Photo/DMNS)

"Clearing the Air" brings expert insights and exclusive interviews to the forefront, featuring key figures such as Michael Ogletree from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Adrienne Sandoval from the EPA and many more. These voices provide invaluable perspectives on the ongoing battle against air pollution.

How to Tune In

You can catch the trailer and the first episode of "Clearing the Air" on all major podcast platforms, with new episodes releasing weekly. To stay updated and learn more about this crucial issue, visit and

Subscribe now by following these links to find Laws of Notion directly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music or Google Podcasts.

About the Institute for Science & Policy

Established in 2018, the Institute for Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science aims to promote evidence-informed dialogue on important societal issues. This non-partisan institute works across divides to address complex challenges such as climate change, energy, public health, and more. Learn more at

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

 The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for formal and informal science education. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.      

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