Green Horizons

Big data, pollution and the IoT

Written by Jen Clark | November 7, 2017 | Environment

Anyone who has lived in a big city will know what it’s like to breathe polluted air. Newcomers to London, for instance, never fail to mention the famous ‘black bogie’ effect associated with taking the tube. Cyclists take to wearing masks to avoid being gassed by car exhaust fumes, and many an allergy sufferer might more

Air pollution in China and IBM green initiatives

Written by Liza Cooper | August 26, 2016 | Blog, Environment

Beijing, China has struggled with dangerous levels of pollution for years. In 2015, the city issued two unprecedented red alerts, indicating critical levels. Breathing Beijing’s air, according to a study released last year by U.S.-based nonprofit Berkeley Earth, is comparable to smoking 30 cigarettes a day. Air pollution fluctuates greatly based on weather, humidity, temperature, more