The Effect of Coronavirus on Pollution in the UK

The Effect of Coronavirus...

Coronavirus is a global pandemic beyond anything anyone alive has experienced, and its effects are wide-ranging. One of these consequences is a sudden drop in pollution. Quarantine and self-isolation have prompted a 25% reduction in energy usage and emissions in China, according to Carbon Brief, and other countries will end up with similar pollution decreases. The UK hasn’t yet been hit as hard as some other countries, sitting 10th in the overall list of cases for now, but the country’s peak infection rate is still to come. On March 19th, Prime...

Coronavirus is a global pandemic beyond anything anyone alive has experienced, and its effects are wide-ranging. One of these consequences is a sudden drop in pollution. Quarantine and self-isolation have prompted a 25% reduction in energy usage and emissions in China, according to Carbon Brief, and other countries will end up with similar pollution decreases. The UK hasn’t yet been hit as hard...

Coronavirus is a global pandemic beyond anything anyone alive has experienced, and its effects are wide-ranging. One of these consequences is a sudden drop in pollution. Quarantine and self-isolation...

Smoke Shrouded Skies

Smoke Shrouded Skies

Smoke from this season’s bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid grey. It has obscured iconic views tourists flock to see. Far more than an aesthetic problem, it has forced business shutdowns, triggered health problems and kept children indoors for weeks. City dwellers in southeast Australia have been forced to take a crash course in the finer points of air pollution. We’ve learned about the dangers of inhaling tiny PM2.5 particles (those 2.5 microns or fewer in diameter)....

Smoke from this season’s bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid grey. It has obscured iconic views tourists flock to see. Far more than an aesthetic problem, it has forced business shutdowns, triggered health problems and kept children indoors for weeks. City dwellers in southeast Australia have been forced to take a crash...

Smoke from this season’s bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid grey. It has obscured iconic views tourists flock to see....

Climate Protection

Climate Protection

From nitrous oxide fertiliser to ammonia clouds, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology tackle the environmental impact of emissions from the agriculture industry. Together with carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is among the most important greenhouse gases: It is about 300 times more hazardous to the climate than carbon dioxide. In Germany, the main source of nitrous oxide emissions is agriculture and its extensive use of nitrogen fertilisers. Potential consequences on food production and climate change will be studied by a new research group...

From nitrous oxide fertiliser to ammonia clouds, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology tackle the environmental impact of emissions from the agriculture industry. Together with carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is among the most important greenhouse gases: It is about 300 times more hazardous to the climate than carbon dioxide. In Germany, the main source of nitrous oxide emissions...

From nitrous oxide fertiliser to ammonia clouds, researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology tackle the environmental impact of emissions from the agriculture industry. Together with carbon dioxide and...

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