Across the globe, air quality has improved during the Covid-19 crisis

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Restrictions have sent financial markets into free fall. But they have also given residents in some of the world’s most polluted cities something they have not experienced in years: clean air.

Reuters visualisations, based on data from NASA’s Global Modeling and Data Assimilation team, show how concentrations of some pollutants fell drastically after the lockdowns started.

China, South Korea, Italy and India are the specific countries discussed in the article. The source offers many charts and gifs that are not possible to embed in the post; without them the text is confusing.


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