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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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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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The Perils of Black Ice

The Perils of Black Ice

 

Black ice is a thin, transparent layer of ice that can be found on pavements, roads, bridges and overpasses. The reason why it is called "black ice" is its appearance on top of asphalt - which makes the ice itself appear black in colour. Black ice can form after a rainfall event, fog event, or when ...

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Contaminated Drinking Water

Yesterday the City of Moncton, a city located in the northeastern region of New Brunswick, Canada, issued a precautionary boil water order. This happened shortly after a major water main break occurred Tuesday at 6pm. The order was labelled as precautionary since there is a potential for water contamination.

 

The city of Moncton has issued a precautionary water boil advisory to residents in the areas marked in yellow.

 

Residents located within the ...

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Flood Risk Management

Floods can happen at any time of the year. In the Winter, large chunks of ice can obstruct or block a river's flow. This causes an overflow of water over the river banks, causing flooding. Snow starts to melt and cause run-off in the Springtime. During the Summer months, intense periods of thunderstorms can ...

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