Pollution Decrease due to Coronavirus

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As less and less people spend their spring breaks vacationing in far off places and more and more people stay within the comforts of their own home, CO2 and air pollution levels have decreased immensely. Major centers of emissions have closed down due to the spread of the virus, and places such as China and Italy have reduced emissions to a record low. According to BBC, by May, CO2 emission levels might be “the lowest since the financial crisis over a decade ago”

Check out more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51944780


McGrath, Matt. “Coronavirus: Air Pollution and CO2 Fall Rapidly as Virus Spreads.” BBC News, BBC, 19 Mar. 2020, http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51944780.

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