Amid the lockdown and the world currently in a break phase, NASA released a report stating 30% Drop In Air Pollution Over Northeast US in Lockdown. Data revealed by NASA showed that the metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States have seen a notable reduction in air pollution.
This report seems a piece of good news for nature as many states that nature is taking its own space.
NASA DATA REVEALS CHANGES
According to NASA, March 2020 recorded the lowest monthly climatic nitrogen dioxide(NO2) levels during the month of March, since 2005. In particular, the levels of nitrogen dioxide in March, this year moved about 30% lower than the average of the region traversing from Washington, DC to Boston.
Levels of nitrogen dioxide are accepted as an indicator to denote changes in human activity as it is emitted primarily from burning fossil fuels for transportation , industrial waste, and electricity generation.
Similar such reductions in air pollution have also been observed in other parts of the world, including China India and Italy where the lockdown of people’s movement has resulted in a better environment.