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[-] jet@hackertalks.com 16 points 10 months ago
[-] CandleTiger@programming.dev 16 points 10 months ago

Nobody is surprised that pollution centers on areas where people live, but showing how the pollution levels change hour-by-hour over a broad area is new and is a big deal.

[-] fry@fry.gs 14 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

While it does track high population areas, it’s important to monitor how it spreads. There’s some blips showing up in the ocean where obviously nobody lives. Maps like these could give us information about not only the biggest polluters, but the downstream recipients of said pollution.

I’ve also heard of new efforts starting to be used on a local level to identify exact sources of pollution more recent, original study I saw. I’m hopeful that new data being fed into those models, from satellites like this, will help identify individual culprits of specific pollution faster. I’m really thinking of areas where’s there’s dozens of companies and all are following the rules and operating responsibly, but one is cheating. I want to find that cheating one ASAP and put an end to the cheating.

[-] wildncrazyguy@kbin.social 4 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

WTH is going on at the Mexicali/Calexico border? And also middle of nowhere Nebraska!?

[-] TimeSquirrel@kbin.social 8 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I'm guessing refineries, oil drilling operations, and mining?

[-] illectrility@sh.itjust.works 3 points 10 months ago
[-] root@precious.net 0 points 10 months ago

Super cool. I look forward to the population adjusted maps.

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