Do you live near a power plant?

You’d think that scientists would know exactly where all of the world’s power plants are located and how much carbon dioxide (CO2) they emit but the truth is that they don’t. There are estimated to be some 30,000 power plants around the world but accurate locations for these and how much CO2 they emit are absent.

Researchers from Arizona State University are appealing to the public to help out. If you work in a power plant or live near one or just happen to know where one is, then you can contribute valuable information to this project – Ventus – by entering data online through a simple Google Earth application.

If the honour and glory of participating in a science research project is not motivation enough, the University is also offering a prize for the person who submits the most information.