How Smart Cities Save The Environment (And Your Money)

Right now, 82.3% of the entire US population lives in urban centres. As urban sprawl continues to grow with growing North American populations, more problems emerge: high energy demand, excess water usage, and of course, more vehicles on the road causing more traffic.

 

Los Angeles traffic is ranked as being the worst in ...

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Impacts of Air Pollution Worldwide

Impacts of Air Pollution Worldwide

This year, the United Kingdom saw poor levels of air quality caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions, amongst others. About 20,000 to 30,000 premature deaths are attributed to air pollution per year across England. Populations like the elderly, babies, and pregnant mothers are the most vulnerable to suffering ...

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Spring is Coming... And So Are Allergies

Spring is Coming... And So Are Allergies

Despite the heavy snowstorm that hit Southern Ontario yesterday, we have to face the facts: Spring is coming, and so is the pollen and allergies associated with it.

Allergies can happen at any time of the year however there are more incidences of allergies once tree pollen is released into the air. Other common environmental ...

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Introducing our Ambience Data App

Introducing our Ambience Data App

Ambience provides both the hardware and software tools needed for effective real-time monitoring and data analytics. With our proprietary API, our custom-made mobile app provides functionality and ease of access. 

Pictured above: we were able to view real-time environmental data of Mississauga Road in Mississauga, ON, Canada. On the left, PM 25 levels are ...

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World Water Day

World Water Day

In 1993, the UN designated March 22nd to be known as World Water Day to bring awareness and change to those who have limited access to clean water in addition to how we can improve water security. This year's theme is "wastewater" and focuses on the reduction and reuse of wastewater to achieve ...

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Health and Safety in the Workplace

Numerous scientific studies have shown that healthier and happier employees are more productive in the workplace. These workers, who exercise regularly and eat balanced diets, take less sick days and have shown higher job performances compared to unhealthy and unhappy employees.

Indoor air quality is an important indication of employee health and productivity in the ...

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What Is Particulate Matter?

What Is Particulate Matter?

Particulate matter (PM) are tiny particles found in air including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid particles that are suspended in air for long periods of time. These particulates are emitted by natural or man-made sources involving combustion activities (motor vehicles, power plants, industrial processes) and can have a wide range of sizes. Exposure to ...

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Air quality and diseases in Uganda

Air quality and diseases in Uganda

A study called, “Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated risk factors in Uganda: a prospective cross-sectional observational study” was conducted in Uganda to determine the risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on an existing lack of research on the impact of air quality on respiratory. Though countries in the global ...

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The Importance of Big Data in Environmental Monitoring

The Importance of Big Data in Environmental Monitoring

Before the term "data analytics" was coined, analytics were being used in the 1950's to give companies insights and trends based on their collected data. Big data means bigger opportunities for companies to grow by giving insights based on both future and immediate decisions. Reduction in cost, faster and better decision making, and innovative ...

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