Air pollution remains low as Europeans stay at home

Image: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019-20), processed by KNMI/ESA.

Further analyses are showing the continued low levels of nitrogen dioxide concentrations across Europe – coinciding with lockdown measures implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus. New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, from the European Union Copernicus programme, show some cities seeing levels fall by 45—50% compared to the same period last year.

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