Pigeon Air Patrol to the rescue! Birds with backpacks track air pollution

It could seem like a bird-brained idea: relying on a team of pigeons to carry out scientific studies on air quality and air pollution. But chances are, you've never seen a squad of pigeons wear backpacks quite like this. Meet London's Pigeon Air Patrol, a flock of "superbirds" measuring nitrogen dioxide in a city with some of the highest levels of air pollution in the world. Almost 9,500 people in the English capital die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to polluted air, according to a report last year by King's College London. Globally, the number of air pollution-related...Read More
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