Public Health/Environmental Official

Houston, Texas

Houston, the energy capital of the United States, is a sprawling metro area where industrial facilities mix with residential neighborhoods. The city’s longstanding, hands-off approach to zoning means some industrial ...

Cangzhou, China

In 2018, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) announced it would encourage research to improve the efficiency of monitoring and enforcement in key areas by combining satellite remote sensing ...

Reducing Pollution Through Better Data

Cities and local governments are at the forefront of cutting air pollution, using new policy levers to limit dirty vehicle traffic and improve zoning rules to address environmental injustice. Local ...

Research Studies

As we work to better understand air pollution, its behavior and its impact on our health, EDF and our partners have embarked on a multi-city strategy to test new methods ...

Finding Pollution Sources

While hyperlocal monitoring identifies pollution hotspots, source apportionment finds its cause. Because pollutants move through the air, they behave differently depending on wind, temperature and precipitation. By examining the impacts ...

Hyperlocal Monitoring

Air pollution varies dramatically — new technology helps us see it EDF’s pioneering work with Google Earth Outreach in Oakland, California showed how levels of air pollution can vary by ...