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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cause Drastic Dip in Air Pollution. While it’s difficult to find silver linings to the COVID-19 lockdowns that have been instituted across the globe, there is one upside that’s so pronounced we can see it clearly from space: a monumental dip in global air pollution caused by the world economy coming to a virtual standstill. And not only does that likely mean better air quality for many, it also means an opportunity to do some once-in-a-lifetime science. Earther has put together one particularly insightful tool to help people understand how much air pollution has dropped since COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect, utilizing Google Earth Engine and data collected by the Sen... Full story

28 March