Healthier Planet – level 2

06-04-2020 07:00

Space satellites can see the changes of coronavirus restrictions on the environment. In countries that are hit by coronavirus, pollution levels have dropped.

Satellite images show that the levels of poisonous gasses across China have changed. Officials from European Space Agency believe that the reason is reduced industrial activity in this country.

The satellite recorded the same changes across Italy. Italy is the new epicenter of the pandemic, and the changes are visible in many places. In the city of Venice, there is very little traffic, and water in the famous canals is now clear enough to see the fish.

India was one of the world´s most polluted countries in 2019. Now, the sky has cleared, and air quality has improved.

Difficult words: restriction (an official rule that limits something), epicenter (the center of an activity, usually unpleasant), pandemic (when a disease appears in many countries in the world).

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