Lockdown provides boost for air quality

Written by on March 25, 2020

The Centre for Physical Technologies at the Polytechnic University of Valencia have said that restrictions introduced reduces air pollution in Spain by 64%.

According to the research, the drop in vehicle numbers on the nation’s roads has mean that cities have seen significant decreases in the volumes of NO2 in the atmosphere.

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Barcelona has seen nitrogen dioxide pollution nearly disappear, dropping 81%.

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