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ClimateTrace: Using Satellites and Machine Learning to Pinpoint Global Emissions

July 15, 2020

Data on the greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, factories, cargo ships, controlled burns and every other human source on Earth could soon be part of the public domain, according to a consortium of technology companies and climate change nonprofits.

These are the goals of ClimateTrace, a group that’s won the backing of and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to use advanced computing techniques to convert satellite images and sensor data into a publicly available source of real-time data on carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollution.

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