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Researchers unveil new hyper-local air pollution map

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air pollution ever produced for an urban area, using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure ...

dateJun 05, 2017 in Environment
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Crank the AC, cut in-car pollution

For many, the commute to and from work is a lengthy, stressful process. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it takes the average American about 26½ minutes to get to work. That's nearly an hour each day—to work and back—to ...

dateAug 10, 2017 in Environment
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Big data project aims to make breathing easier

Heavy city traffic contributes significantly to air pollution and health problems such as asthma, but UT Dallas researchers think another kind of traffic—data traffic—might help citizens better cope with pollution.

dateMar 07, 2016 in Environment
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Smog chokes coal-addicted Poland

The soupy grey smog shrouding Polish cities this winter is one of the most visible symptoms of the EU member's addiction to coal, a deadly habit forcing many to stay indoors or don masks before venturing out.

dateFeb 05, 2017 in Environment
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