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Satellite Images Show How Air Pollution Has Changed During the Pandemic



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Eyes have turned to American skies in hopes of seeing mirror images of the China and Italy satellite photos showing cleared pollution after major cities were locked down to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, but scientists warn the same narrative may not hold for every area.
In fact, Plume Labs, an environmental technology company that maps out pollution levels around the world, and its founder and CEO, Romain Lacombe, expect the drop in air pollution won’t be as drastic in metropolitan cities in the U.S. as what the world has seen above cities in Europe and China.
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