‘A cautionary tale’: Lockdown cut nitrogen oxides at cost of more ozone, finds study

Increases in ozone pollution during the national Covid lockdown this spring mean that it will be 'vital' to control emissions of volatile organic compounds at the same time as nitrogen oxides, according to scientific research.

by Gareth Simkins
City streets were almost deserted at times during the first national lockdown. Photograph: Mike Kemp/In PIctures/Getty Images
City streets were almost deserted at times during the first national lockdown. Photograph: Mike Kemp/In PIctures/Getty Images

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