2020-03-21 03:42:58 UTC
China . . . Italy . . . San Francisco . . . New York . . .
Bur if we go back to our polluting ways, these benefits will become just a memory.
Coronavirus shutdowns have unintended climate benefits: cleaner air, clearer water
"I think there are some big-picture lessons here that could be very useful," one scientist said.
Coronavirus’s unexpected silver lining is revealed in Italy
Meanwhile, a near shutdown of cruise- and cargo-ship traffic around Italy’s canal city of Venice has resulted in fish returning to the Venice lagoon and canals for the first time in decades.
Italian media credits cleaner air and a lack of foot traffic for a bloom in springtime flowers carpeting Rome’s urban parks, with patches of wild flowers growing to a size normally seen in May.
Coronavirus is curbing carbon emissions