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Identifying Polluters

5:00pm, January 24, 2008
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Three major business schools have teamed up to map some 20,000 sources of industrial pollution. You can search for polluters in a particular region, in a designated industry, or those associated with a named company, then probe their emissions by type and quantity, look at how their pollutant trends have changed over time, and compare their emissions to others in the same industry. Recommendation: The several-minute video tutorial offers an effective way to quickly get up to speed on using this clever site.

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