Thanks to 12 air quality monitoring stations in Central London, the Plume Air Report lets Londoners track average pollution levels in their city. But do you know what you breathe in your borough? From street to street? Wherever you go?  Continue reading

At Plume Labs, we believe that we’re not helpless against air pollution. Like us, dozens of startups, civic innovators and NGOs across Europe think cutting-edge technologies can help solve the problem of air pollution. We found their ideas brilliant and positive, and therefore invited them to pitch at Google’s Campus London two weeks ago. Brace […]

After a busy summer, the Plume Labs team is thrilled to announce the launch of the Plume Air Report, our free air quality forecast app, in 150+ cities around the world! After a pilot release in France ahead of the 2015 UN Climate Change Summit, the Plume Air Report is now available both on iOS […]

Air pollution is now a global problem that affects all cities large and small around the world. Countries that are rapidly industrializing, such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico, are among the most affected, as you can see on this world map of air pollution in 2013. Emerging countries which are catching up with the […]

The famous documentary on the air pollution problem in China. “Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Haze” presented by the journalist Chai Jing, fascinates the Chinese and has been seen by 120 million people over the world since it went online on 27 February.     Photo credit: News.cn

Air pollution is a global problem that affects all major cities in the world and reach every continent. But air pollution is also a source of strong inequalities between cities and countries. Paris is two times more polluted than San Francisco, Beijing air is 10 times more polluted than London, New Delhi is almost two […]

We know that cities like New Delhi in India, Ahwaz in Iran, or Quetta in Pakistan are ones of the cities with the worse air quality in the world (see the top 10 most polluted cities of the world here) The rapid industrialization, the increasing number of cars and motorbikes, the use of coal as the main […]

Air pollution is the world’s largest preventable health risk. Bad air quality is responsible for 7 million deaths every year (3.3 million deaths linked to indoor air pollution and 2.6 million deaths related to outdoor air pollution). Nowadays, air pollution kills more people than cigarette and obesity. And it going to be worse in 10 years […]

The NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer’s aqua-satellite discovered another cause of New Delhi extreme air pollution. Every year, the farmers of the region of Punjab at the north of Delhi, burn between seven and eight million tons of plant debris from its rice farms in order to prepare their fields for the new seeding. The fires […]