Bad air’s health impact disproportionately affects minority communities, but policymakers need data to make change. Across the U.S., Aclima’s sensor-equipped cars are giving cities block-by-block measures of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. “Near warehouses, we can see the precise impact of diesel trucks on a particular community,” says CEO Davida Herzl. “Measurements like this guide dollars and guide action.” In 2022, Oakland, Calif., used its data to begin an air-quality plan that includes relocating truck yards, new building requirements, and air filtration at senior centers. Aclima is also helping New York State to meet emission-reduction goals.
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