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A real-time map of environmental accidents

Ecotrope | Oct. 13, 2011 6:50 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:34 p.m.

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SkyTruth Alerts system pinpoints air and water pollution and other environmental incidents on a map using satellite images, aerial photos and reports from federal and state emergency response agencies.

SkyTruth Alerts system pinpoints air and water pollution and other environmental incidents on a map using satellite images, aerial photos and reports from federal and state emergency response agencies.

The nonprofit environmental group SkyTruth just launched a real-time map of environmental accidents. You can sign up for updates on new incidents as they happen and be alerted if there is a pollution event happening near you.

As the Los Angeles Times’ Greenspace blog reports:

The SkyTruth Alerts system shows air and water pollution, toxic spills and other incidents on an interactive map, noting the time of the event and whether toxic materials are involved. Users can track specific geographic areas and receive updates via email or RSS feeds.

The group culls satellite images, aerial photography and reporting data from federal and state emergency response agencies to compile the maps.

 

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