Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

Posted by Mike Confino, February 23, 2015

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And breathe… High-definition cameras are letting residents monitor the air pollution in their cities online, and in real time.

The Breathe Project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, worked with Carnegie Mellon University to create the Breathe Cam – four high-resolution cameras that capture haze and air pollution activity, along with software that visualises the data online. Up and running since December across Pittsburgh, the idea is that residents equipped with accurate information can lobby more effectively for companies and councils to stick to environmental guidelines.

via Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time – tech – 19 February 2015 – New Scientist.

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