Deaths, depression, recession — whichever way you look at it, for humans, the coronavirus is a disaster. But the same is not so for animals and the environment.
According to some reports, there has been a significant drop in carbon-monoxide emissions, with New York producing half its usual amount. The decrease in nitrogen-dioxide emissions has left skies visibly brighter and bluer. Wild boar roam free in deserted Barcelona. Ducks conduct their business on the streets of Paris. Dolphins pop up with newfound confidence in Mediterranean ports. Strange times indeed.
Diagonal con Balmes pic.twitter.com/xaD7IWmfnV
— Ana Raventós (@a2z75) March 19, 2020
— La Tercera Video (@LaTerceraTV) March 24, 2020
Spotted Malabar civet… A critically endangered mammal not seen until 1990 resurfaces for the first time in India during lockdown. pic.twitter.com/JX18O9r4zn
— Nature & Animals 🌴 (@AnimalsWorId) March 27, 2020