Chinese Environmental Group Develops Mobile App to Monitor Air Pollution

June 9, 2014 4:43 PM

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Chinese Environmental Group Develops Mobile App to Monitor Air Pollution

In an attempt to step up whistleblowing efforts against polluting companies, the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs developed a new mobile app that will monitor air quality data for 190 cities in China.

The mobile app provides hourly updates on gas emission numbers from over 370 large industrial companies throughout China. These companies are responsible for reporting their emissions to local authorities, which is where the app retrieves the information. The Chinese Environment Ministry requires ab...

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