What Role do Satellites Play in Improving Air Quality in Africa?

Smokestacks from pulp mills belch smoke above clouds near the coastal town of Eureka, California. Source: National Geographic Society

Air pollution in Africa is a significant problem affecting millions of people’s health and well-being. For example, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), prolonged exposure to air pollution in children across Africa amounts to 1.96 billion IQ points lost yearly. Thus, this article highlights how satellite data can help to reduce air pollution...

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