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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Raging Wildfires in Chile

Raging Wildfires in Chile

Over 180,000 hectares of land have been affected in central Chile over the past week. Currently, there are 35 "out-of-control" fires that firefighters and aircrafts are battling to extinguish. Chile's arid, 40 degree weather along with strong winds make it the perfect setting for wildfires to spread in. So far, 256 people have ...

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