Coronavirus lockdowns give Europe's cities cleaner air

World Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus lockdowns give Europe's cities cleaner air

Air pollution has decreased in urban areas across Europe during lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, new satellite images showed on Monday, but campaigners warned city-dwellers were still more vulnerable to the epidemic. Cities including Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Milan and Frankfurt showed a reduction in average ...

Air quality improving in quarantined countries

World / Science & Health Mar 22, 2020

Air quality improving in quarantined countries

Air quality is improving in countries under coronavirus quarantines, experts say, but it is far too early to speak of long-term change. Images by the U.S. space agency NASA are clear, in February the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fell dramatically in Wuhan, China, the ...

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

Business | FOCUS Feb 21, 2020

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

As bush fires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. Nearly a third ...