11 Jul '18, 7am

Aclima's particulate vision maps air pollution

This 12-part series highlights women-led ventures in the green economy. Air pollution is one of the leading causes of disease, disaster and devastation. More than 5 million people die each year from contaminated air — and the trend is unfortunately increasing as cities from London to Lucknow are failing to curb pollution. One barrier to eliminating air pollution is data — knowing what contaminants are present in the air and in what amounts. Aclima, founded by Davida Herzl in 2008, specializes in the measurement and mapping of hyperlocal air quality across cities with environmental sensor networks. Herzl trained as a lawyer, but time she spent with her dad in Southern California gave her the inspiration to launch Aclima. Before the Alibaba online marketplace, there were people such as Herzl’s father, who facilitated transactions between factories in China and purchasers of ...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/aclimas-particulate-visi...

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