New Evidence Shows How COVID-19 Has Affected Global Air Pollution – ScienceAlert

JACINTA BOWLER 17 MARCH 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is getting more overwhelming by the day, with increasing lockdowns, a death toll of more than 7,000 people across the world, and a direct hit to the global economy. But if there’s a sliver of good news, it’s about how the spread of the new coronavirus has been decreasing air

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China’s recent air pollution levels may be telling a story about the coronavirus impact on its economy – CNBC

Office buildings amid the heavy haze at Beijing’s business district, in a photo from 2017. Zhang Peng | Contributor All eyes are on China’s progress in getting its factories to crank up again, after the country extended this year’s Lunar New Year holiday and shut down major growth regions in a bid to contain the

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Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads – BBC News

Levels of air pollutants and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as coronavirus impacts work and travel. Researchers in New York told the BBC their early results showed carbon monoxide mainly from cars had been reduced by nearly 50% compared with last year. Emissions of the planet-heating gas CO2 have

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Coronavirus control efforts linked to better China air quality – Al Jazeera English

Scientists believe a recent reduction in air pollution across much of China appears to be linked to the county’s efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus. The outbreak of the virus, which was first detected late last year in the central Hubei province, blocked transport and movement and massively disrupted business activity across

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Satellite images show decline in air pollution over Italy amid coronavirus lockdown – CTV News

TORONTO — New images from the European Space Agency show a decrease in air pollution over northern Italy amid the country’s coronavirus lockdown. An animation of satellite data from the ESA’s Copernicus satellite collected between January 1 and March 11 shows a decrease in emissions across Europe, particularly over Italy, as COVID-19 prompted lockdowns and

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