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March 31, 2020—Nitrogen dioxide has reduced following the COVID-19 virus outbreak, which provides a glimpse into what the U.S.'s air quality could like if electric cars were the norm, reported Electrek.

Earther has produced a map of nitrogen dioxide captured from satellite images. Nitrogen dioxide is produced by fossil fuel burning. The map shows a reduction from just two months ago.

According to the report, the data gathered during the crisis is expected to be used to better understand how human activity produces emissions in different regions.

 

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