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Here's what we're reading this month:

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads via BBC

"Levels of air pollutants and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as coronavirus impacts work and travel. Researchers in New York told the BBC their early results showed carbon monoxide mainly from cars had been reduced by nearly 50% compared with last year."

Venice canals are clear enough to see fish as coronavirus halts tourism in the city via ABC News

"The coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected side effect in Venice, where the normally cloudy canals have transformed into water crystal clear enough to see fish swimming below."

 

Opening a chocolate bar could release microplastics into the air via INews

"Tearing open a chocolate wrapper or twisting the cap off a plastic bottle could be releasing polluting microplastics into the air, raising fears that boosting plastic recycling rates may not be enough to stem the problem of microplastic pollution."

 

Breakthrough Solar System Uses Recycled Aluminum to Store Energy—Without Batteries via Good News Network

"A new renewable energy startup company has come up with a low-cost, zero-emissions solution to the thorny issue surrounding what happens when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing."

 

What were your top reads this month? Drop a link in the comments!

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or position of Dropps / Cot’n Wash, Inc. 

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1 comment

  • It’s pretty messed up that it takes a tragedy like this crazy pandemic to at least temporarily improve the air quality of some areas

    Darien Dukes

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