Exaggerating how much lockdown improved air quality could allow us to underestimate the scale of the air pollution problem.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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From Nairobi to Los Angeles, pandemic lockdowns have cleared pollution from the skies. But those blue vistas may be temporary, and shutdowns aren't slowing climate change.
May 8, 2020 • ~8 min
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As lockdowns have came into effect around the world, air pollution has plummeted.
April 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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