publication . Article . 2021

Positive environmental effects of the coronavirus 2020 episode: a review

Milad Mousazadeh; Biswaranjan Paital; Zohreh Naghdali; Zohreh Mortezania; Marjan Hashemi; Elnaz Karamati Niaragh; Mohammad Aghababaei; Melika Ghorbankhani; Eric Lichtfouse; Mika Sillanpää; ...
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  • Published: 04 Feb 2021
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
International audience; The outbreak of COVID-19 has made a global catastrophic situation that caused 1,039,406 deaths out of 35,347,404 infections, and it will also cause significant socio-economic losses with poverty increasing from 17.1 to 25.9%. Although the spreading rate of COVID-19 is very high on October 6, 2020, the death rate is still less than 2.94%. Nonetheless, this review article shows that the lockdown has induced numerous positive impacts on the environment and on energy consumption. For instance, the lockdown has decreased the electricity demand by 30% in Italy, India, Germany, and the USA, and by 12–20% in France, Germany, Spain, India, and the...
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free text keywords: Traffic congestion, Surface water, Air pollution, Renewable energy, Environmental regeneration, COVID-19 benefits, [SDU.STU.GC]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Geochemistry, [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, [SDE.MCG]Environmental Sciences/Global Changes, [SDE.IE]Environmental Sciences/Environmental Engineering, [SDU.ENVI]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Continental interfaces, environment, [SDV.EE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment, [SDV.EE.BIO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment/Bioclimatology, [SHS.ENVIR]Humanities and Social Sciences/Environmental studies, [SDV.MP.VIR]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Virology, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Economics and Econometrics, Geography, Planning and Development, GE, S1, TA, Review, Geography, Air pollution, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Poverty, Water quality, Socioeconomics, China, Mortality rate, Air quality index, Outbreak, Pandemic
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