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air pollution

September 22, 2016

New Bluesky and University of Leicester Joint Venture to Tackle Air Pollution

EarthSense Systems, a joint venture between aerial mapping company Bluesky and the UK's University of Leicester, is set to spearhead innovations in air quality monitoring. Building on more than four years of collaboration between the two organisations, the new company will initially focus on delivering static sensors, data modelling and derived datasets to UK local

March 11, 2016

NASA Selects Instruments to Study Air Pollution, Tropical Cyclones

NASA has selected two proposals for new Earth science investigations that will put new instruments in low-Earth orbit to track harmful particulate air pollutants and study the development of tropical cyclones. Observations of small atmospheric aerosols from the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) will be combined with health information to determine the toxicity of different

December 11, 2015

Air Pollutions Control Policies Effective in Improving Downwind Air Quality

FROSTBURG, MD, December 11, 2015 — Emissions controls on coal-fired power plants are making a difference in reducing exposure of mercury to people, especially in the western Maryland community. A study of air quality from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found that levels of mercury in the air from power plant emissions

September 29, 2015

Aclima and Google Maps Make Commitment to Map Air Pollution in Los Angeles and Other California Cities With Street View Cars

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015—Aclima, a San Francisco company specializing in the development, design and deployment of environmental sensor networks, announced today that Aclima and Google Maps commit to measuring and mapping air quality within three major California metropolitan communities including the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Central Valley regions. The initiative utilizes Aclima’s newly-tested

December 3, 2014

Mobile Remote Sensing Van Measures Airborne Emissions

The U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory recently enhanced its ability to measure and map airborne emissions by putting a sophisticated differential absorption lidar instrument on a mobile truck.

November 25, 2014

University of Leicester Partner Bluesky to Map Air Pollution

Leicestershire, Nov. 25, 2014—Arguments about which UK city has the most polluted air could be put to rest once and for all thanks to a landmark new project that uses state of the art techniques to measure air pollution in city environments. A partnership between the University of Leicester and aerial mapping company Bluesky is aiming to improve

October 28, 2014

Global Air Quality Under Scrutiny

Oct. 28, 2014—As part of the preparations for the Sentinel-5 Precursor air-quality monitoring mission, scientists teamed up in Romania recently to test different airborne systems that will be used to ensure this new satellite delivers accurate measurements of pollutants in the air we breathe. The World Health Organization estimates that around 3.7 million people died prematurely in