Air pollution knows no borders. Now, neither do we. The latest update to the Plume Air Report extends our geographical coverage to every city on Earth. This means we’re bringing pollution data to whole continents that don’t have ample open access data from air quality monitoring stations. Before the latest update, we only had two […]

There’s a big change in the air. For three years, Plume Labs has relied on publicly accessible air quality monitoring stations to build up our database of global air pollution. Using this method, we covered over 430 cities in 65 countries around the world. Enter the all new Plume Air Report with global coverage. Thanks […]

So you’ve just downloaded the Plume Air Report. Great! Time to learn more about how to get the data you need to simply and easily lower your exposure to air pollution. 😎 The air pollution data used in the Plume Air Report is provided by environmental monitoring networks run by local and national governments around […]

What is air pollution? It sounds pretty straightforward… but it’s surprisingly complex!   We’ve all felt the negative effects of air pollution: whether it’s breathing in that sickly-sweet odor of hot asphalt, a hacking cough as you get out of the subway, or itchy eyes when you stop at a red light. But how polluted […]

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia brought hurricane-force winds to the British Isles when the storm made landfall in Ireland on Monday, October 16. As the Met Office warned of a “potential danger to life,” three fatalities were reported across the country. Those in the path of the storm experienced its full devastation. However, as Ophelia […]

In the early morning of October 9 2017, a series of fatal wildfires broke out across Northern California’s wine country. High winds and dry weather exacerbated the spread of the flames throughout the day, killing at least 17 people and evacuating more than 20,000. Wildfires have a devastating effect on the areas they strike, as […]

Londoners celebrating Halloween were treated to a thick fog last week, but alongside the capital’s famous pea-soup the city was experiencing a series of large pollution peaks. Pollutants transported from northern Europe may have added to emission levels in the capital. Events like this serve to highlight the growing need for international cooperation to tackle […]