Sustainability Matters | UMBC Industry News

At UMBC, sustainability matters. Through a collaborative effort between students, staff, and faculty, UMBC is leading the way to protect, restore, and generate a healthy and sustainable environment. In today’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at sustainable smart cities and ways they, too, are paving a new, healthy way to reduce carbon footprints. We also look at air pollution, earthquake predictions using AI, and a business article on competitive salaries.

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Sustainable Smart Cities


As a society, we consume. A lot. According to IEEE Xplore, by 2050, this consumption will grow even larger putting lots of pressure on the world’s existing resources. Scientists are turning to the idea of smart cities to provide relief from this pressure.

WHO head warns of Air Pollution Dangers

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Seems the simple act of breathing is harmful to our health, according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom of the World’s Health Organization. Breathing polluted air is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more. The problem will not go away unless those in positions of power stop being complacent and take the threat seriously.

Competing Salaries

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For as long as human beings have earned monetary rewards for labor, we’ve been curious about our colleague’s salary and how we measure up to that. Knowing the salary of another can be motivating and demotivating. This article by The Harvard Business Review examines this.

Earthquake Predictions: AI Style


Earthquakes are scary for many reasons, but one that concerns most people is their surprise attack. Out of nowhere, the ground begins to shake, rattle, and roll. No warning. So, this can cause massive injuries, deaths, and collateral damage. With the use of artificial intelligence, scientists are hoping to change this.

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