Art can help us make sense of challenging and complex topics, including the global air quality crisis. Artists can create beautiful works like Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods installation that challenge us to engage with the topic on a deeper level. Michael’s installation is made up of five interconnected geodesic domes containing carefully mixed recipes emulating […]

The short answer: Yes, but it’s complicated Some cities that have implemented stay-at-home measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are enjoying cleaner air (particularly lower NO2 levels), but not all of them. Pollution can still be high even when everyone is staying home because there are lots of different pollutants in the air that […]

The team has been busy behind the scenes to bring our next-gen personal pollution sensor, Flow 2, to a ton of new countries in Asia, Oceania, EMEA, and the Americas. People from all over the world—parents, cyclists, academics, activists, journalists—get in touch with us looking for tools to help them figure out they are breathing. […]

Dockless scooters are everywhere in most major cities—last-mile, flexible transportation. They’re all over the place outside our HQ in Paris and are quickly becoming a key part of many people’s daily commutes. They sure can get around a city, and that got us thinking… How can we work with these super-scooters to help gather even […]

We tip our masks to one, of many, great examples of community action: Our friends at the Clinton Hell’s Kitchen Chelsea Coalition for Pedestrian Safety (CHEKPEDS), in New York City.  These intrepid air quality champions have been working to map what pedestrians breathe in New York. In their quest for healthier walking, CHEKPEDS armed 25 […]

We’re proud to announce a major leap forward in the field of air pollution mapping! Live, street-by-street pollution maps for hundreds of cities across the US and Europe are now available as part of the free AIR report web platform. [ Take me to the maps ] Our goal is to make the science and […]

California, Indonesia, Brasil, Portugal—Wildfires rage worldwide in what seems to be a greater frequency than ever before. In fact, the number of acres burned-up in wildfires across the United States has indeed been increasing since the 1980s. Within the USA, the state that dealt with the most number of fires last year was Texas, with […]

We’re excited to announce our major step towards putting clean-air info into the hands of all with the release of Flow 2. The next-gen version of our first Flow personal pollution sensor boasts a bold interpretation of the iconic, original design—including a striking graphite grey finish, upgraded silicon strap, and some serious smog-sensing upgrades. We’re […]

We hit the streets and did the math to find out what you’re exposed to—with and without a mask. The Plume Labs community spends a lot of time on two wheels—biking to and from work (and school), training hard, or simply for the joy of riding. Naturally, we get a lot of cycling related questions.  […]

Last week saw some incredible action in the fight against climate change—from the UN Climate Action Summit and continuing on to the Global Climate Strike. All the while, the battle for clean air continues with many cities around the world rethinking transportation in and around neighbourhoods. Reducing or eliminating traffic and combustion engines in the […]