Since the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, various environmental effects have been registered. There has been a severe decrease in Air pollution, Noise pollution, Water pollution, Land pollution.
The outbreak of corona virus pandemic has led to travel ban across the world. Also, the movement of the vehicles has been banned. Due to the lock-down imposed in many countries, the movement of people has also decreased, which in a way has helped in reducing the plastic waste.Read More
It has been seen that the water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, has become clearer as compared to its previous conditions.
In India, rivers like The Ganges, River Yamuna, etc has become cleaner than it has ever been since past few years. Even various schemes implemented to make the river Ganges clean, has failed to do so. While, the lock-down has proved to be beneficial in helping make river Ganges clean again.
Due to the reduction in movement of vehicles, the sky can be seen more clearly. In china, there has been noted 25% reduction in carbon emission whereas 50% reduction in nitrogen emission.
In many water bodies or rivers, various aquatic animals have returned due to the reduced pollution and lesser human movement. Not only the water bodies, but many animals have taken over the roads on various cities due to no human population or no human movement.
Thus it can be concluded that, a two weeks to one month lock-down should be followed every year to maintain the environmental equilibrium.