As millions go under self-quarantine due to the global pandemic, the air pollution level around the northeastern area of the US drops significantly.
Satellite images by NASA reveal a staggering 30 percent reduction of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide.
Air pollution is mostly caused due to vehicular emissions of greenhouse gases and the combustion of fuel by power plants. The lockdown has compelled all the businesses to close their gates. Vehicles too have become a rare sight. As a result, the quality of the air has improved significantly.
In fact, when compared to the air pollution levels of the previous years, the one recorded in March is the lowest. American Space Agency has been recording and charting the air pollution levels since 2005.
The global pandemic’s impact on the northeastern states of America has been intense. None of the states have been spared. While most of the states are under lockdown; in some states, people have been advised to stay at home, in order to reduce and eventually prevent contamination.