Western Canada’s wildfire season is off and running – in Alberta especially. More than 375,000 hectares of Alberta landscape have burned in 2023 as of early this week. On Sunday evening, Alberta Wildfire reported 109 active wildfires in the province, including 28 out-of-control blazes, although 19 were being held and 62 were under control. The […]

It was almost 10 years ago – Plume Labs was an idea and then an entity, almost overnight. We built the company to help people answer a question: What is in the air I breathe?  We started by collecting information, making sense of the data, turning it around in our models – adding in more […]

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In January 2022 we were presented with a challenge as part of our joining the AccuWeather family – save 1 million lives with our combined expertise, tools, and resources. That’s a big statement to make in the air quality world given the long term impacts air pollution exposure has on our health. The questions that […]

Wildfires have been among the most talked about natural disasters in the United States over the last decade, the West in particular. Dramatic and deadly, hard to predict, and even harder to manage wildfires and the resulting smoke are a major threat to millions of people around the world. We have teamed up with the […]

Dr. Jonathan Tan, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Spatial Sciences Children’s Hospital Los Angeles presents our work on mapping the impact of air pollution and neighborhood level risk factors on pediatric perioperative respiratory adverse events.

AccuWeather and Plume Labs unveil a new climate impact program, a partnership-based effort dedicated to protecting climate health and saving lives with better forecasts and information on extreme weather and air quality. Join the team, flagship partners, industry leaders, and experts in a series of discussions on how environmental data can help in 3 key […]

*Update – All Flow Sales Have Ended We hope you’ve all been having a happy and healthy spring so far this year.  The Plume Labs team has been working closely with our new colleagues at AccuWeather to explore how we could have the highest impact together. A key question is how can our air quality […]

Many parts of western Europe woke up this morning in a cloud of Saharan dust—from yellow skies in Paris to dangerously high levels of particulate matter in Madrid. I had a chance to sit down with our lead atmospheric scientist and particulate matter transportation expert Dr. Boris Quennehen to discuss some of the key questions […]

Dear friends,

In 2014, we launched Plume Labs to make air quality information accessible to everyone. 

Since then, our growing community has been at the forefront of the fight for clean air.

How we move around the city makes a difference, both in terms of how much pollution we create, AND how much pollution we breathe. It’s easy to guess what pollutes more when we consider driving a car, walking, or riding a bike, but what’s best for our lungs? Need help figuring it out? Don’t forget […]