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  • Using big data to solve China’s pollution
  • Using big data to solve China’s pollution
    Safia Osman ©

Using big data to solve China’s pollution

Air pollution is a major problem in China. Beijing has been named the worst polluted city in the world. In partnership with IBM, the government is using technology and data to predict the occurrence of smog three days in advance and adjust city traffic accordingly.



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    In light of an eight-year-old girl's lung cancer diagnosis – caused by air pollution – Chinese parents are growing anxious; an issue exacerbated by the one-child policy. There's speculation that these concerns could drive environmental change.