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PM 2.5 Surges As Wildfires Rage in California

By Aclima on September 21 2020

As six of the largest 20 fires in California history poured smoke into the atmosphere in recent weeks, and new fires were sparked in Oregon and Washington, the skies over the Bay Area and beyond were blanketed in smoke and at times turned unnerving shades of orange. Reports of ash falling flooded social media as entire towns were evacuated due to the fires.

Topics: Wildfire San Francisco PM 2.5 California West Coast Mobile Mapping
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Aclima Now Mapping Air Quality in Brooklyn

By Aclima on August 25 2020

Aclima is now measuring air pollution and greenhouse gases block by block throughout Downtown Brooklyn and nearby potential environmental justice communities, including portions of Clinton Hill, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Sunset Park. The below map outlines the areas where our mobile sensing fleet is measuring this summer.

Topics: Air Quality Mobile Mapping Brooklyn New York
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New Interactive Report: San Diego Portside and Border Community Air Quality

By Aclima on August 24 2020

Aclima’s roving sensor network has been measuring air pollution and greenhouse gases block by block, across portside and border communities in San Diego since March 2019. Today we released an online hyperlocal air quality report sharing the seasonal averages for all measured pollutants for summer (June-September) and fall (September-December) 2019.

Topics: Air Quality Mobile Mapping San Diego
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New Research Reveals Hyperlocal Air Pollution Varies Over Space & Time

By Aclima on June 30 2020

Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Envair, and Aclima analyzed millions of block-by-block measurements (2016–2017) of air quality in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and California’s Central Valley with Aclima sensing technology on Google Street View cars, and confirmed that air pollution can persistently vary by six to eight times from one block to another.

Topics: Air Quality Mobile Mapping Research Science
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Aclima to Launch in NYC This Summer

By Aclima on June 18 2020

Hyperlocal Air Pollution Mapping to Accelerate and Support Climate Action and Public Health Initiatives

Today we announced our plans to deploy our mobile air quality sensing fleet in New York for the first time. This summer in Brooklyn, we will generate and analyze millions of air pollution and greenhouse gas measurements, block by block, day and night, weekdays and weekends.

Topics: Air Quality Mobile Mapping Brooklyn New York
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Bay Area Pollutant Levels Drop for Second Week

By Aclima on March 31 2020

With the shelter-in-place order in the San Francisco Bay Area extending until at least May 1, millions of people continue to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Just two weeks into what is now expected to last at least six weeks, there are indications that social distancing is indeed flattening the curve and slowing an influx of patients that might otherwise have overwhelmed Bay Area hospitals.

Topics: Air Quality Bay Area Mobile Mapping Covid-19
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Bay Area Air Pollution During COVID-19

By Aclima on March 24 2020

How efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 are reflected in air quality

With millions of people sheltering in place across the Bay Area, the daily ebb and flow of urban life has come to a sudden halt. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many patterns and placed tremendous strain on medical, economic, political, and social systems. The corresponding drop in regional traffic, along with reduced industrial and commercial activity, has also led to a significant decline in air-polluting emissions. While images of empty freeways paint a surreal picture, they also give us an unprecedented glimpse into what happens to the air we breathe when we drastically and suddenly cut emissions.

Topics: Air Quality Bay Area Mobile Mapping Covid-19
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Illuminating Hyperlocal Air Pollution in Richmond-San Pablo

By Aclima on February 20 2020

Aclima measures air quality where people live, work, and spend time with friends and family. Our approach to air quality mapping provides visibility into people’s lived experience of pollution. This new picture of air quality illuminates how pollution impacts people’s health and lives in our communities.

At the Richmond-San Pablo AB 617 steering committee yesterday, we released an interactive report of hyperlocal, average air pollution in Richmond-San Pablo in the SF Bay Area, from August 1 through October 31, 2019, at insights.aclima.io/richmond-san-pablo.

Topics: Air Quality Bay Area Mobile Mapping Data
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Mapping Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases on Every Block in the Bay Area

By Aclima on January 14 2020

First-ever Mobile Environmental Sensor Network to Span an Entire Metropolitan Region, Covering 5,000 Square Miles in 9 Counties

 

Today, as we send the first of our mapping fleet into Santa Clara County, we reach a new milestone in our work mapping air pollutants and greenhouse gases block-by-block throughout the Bay Area to protect human health and the environment.

Topics: PM 2.5 Air Quality Bay Area Mobile Mapping
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The next step towards making block-by-block air pollution visible to San Diego communities

By Aclima on September 9 2019

This May, Aclima and San Diego County announced a partnership to bring hyper-local air quality data and insights to San Diego communities, regulators, and policymakers. Aclima’s air quality mapping and analysis platform provides next-generation diagnostics of critical air pollutants and greenhouse gases at block-by-block resolution. Today, we are giving the public visibility into air quality in their neighborhoods on our website. This is a first step towards making air pollution visible to San Diegans where they live, work, play and learn, so they can take action to improve air quality and protect their health.

Topics: Air Quality Mobile Mapping San Diego