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The current Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) outbreak has had a substantial impact on many aspects of general life. Although a number of studies have been published on the topic already, there has not been a critical review of studies on the impacts of COVID-19 by and on environmental factors. The current study fills this gap by presenting a critical analysis of 57 studies on the nexus between COVID-19 and the environment, published in nine journals up to May 2020.
A collaborative effort by NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). Integrates multiple satellite data records with analytical tools to allow user-friendly tracking of changes in air and water quality, climate change, economic activity, and agriculture. Scroll down for tutorial.
COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard Tutorial
COVID-19 led to changes in human activities around the globe. Some bodies of water have run clearer, emissions of pollutants have temporarily declined, and transportation and shipment of goods have decreased. We can see some of these changes from space. NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are making satellite data available on the new COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard. Learn what data are available and how to navigate the dashboard in this tutorial video.
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Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio Katy Mersmann (USRA):
Lead Producer Steve Cole (NASA): Producer
COVID-19 and the Environment
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Some policy experts are optimistic that victory over the coronavirus will instill greater appreciation for what government, science, and business can do to tackle climate change. But others believe the economic damage caused by the virus will set back climate efforts for years to come. From YaleEnvironment360 (e360.yale.edu)
From the European Environment Agency (EEA). The lockdown and related measures implemented by many European countries to stop the spread of COVID-19 have led to a sudden decrease in economic activities, including a drop in road transport in many cities. To assess how this has affected concentrations of air pollution, the EEA has developed a viewer that tracks the weekly average concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5). The viewer is updated every Monday.
Oil and gas giants, mining interests, and coal-fired power plants have all received financial and regulatory relief as governments around the world enact pandemic recovery plans. These moves threaten to create a dirty, high-carbon legacy that long outlasts the current crisis.
Agricultural and environmental science database provides full-text titles from around the world in the field of agriculture and environmental studies. It includes scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Environment Complete is a collection of publications in agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning.