Levels of health-harming air pollutants in China have exceeded concentrations at the same time last year in the past 30 days, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes PM2.5, NO2, SO2 and ozone. Air pollutant levels plummeted during the national lockdown in February, bottomed out in early March and […]
Isabella Suarez and Lauri Myllyvirta The widespread threat of COVID-19 globally has seen Southeast Asian countries responding with varying degrees of lockdowns and community quarantines. The slowdown in economic and social activity has resulted in an overall reduction in urban emissions and electricity demand. In a region where 7 of the 11 nations are among […]
The measures to combat the coronavirus have led to an approximately 40% reduction in average level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution and 10% reduction in average level of particulate matter pollution over the past 30 days, resulting in 11,000 avoided deaths from air pollution (95% confidence interval: 7,000 – 21,000). This effect comes as power […]
Sunil Dahiya and Dawar Butt (Sunil Dahiya is an Analyst with Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air & Dawar Butt is an Analyst with Pakistan Air Quality Initiative) Coronavirus outbreak has forced nations under lockdowns restricting or putting a halt on transportation, agricultural as well as industrial activities across the globe. These measures […]
The recent ash spills in Singrauli region shows significant mixing of ash into the Rihand reservoir endangering the health of public and entire ecosystem.
Coal based electricity generation; Petroleum product consumption and Pollution levels decline in India due to COVID 19 lock-down in India.