In North America we have the Weather Network. In Japan they appear to have the Pollen Channel, monitoring the spread of Japanese cedar and cypress pollen that cause hay fever.
To monitor this, WeatherNews is deploying two hundred beady-eyed robots with eyes that glow different colours according to the pollen levels, as well as uploading the information via the internet to the online pollen map.
Wouldn't it be great if it monitored a wide range of pollutants besides pollen. Except the eyes would always be red. ::Pink Tentacle