The environmental impacts of COVID-19

A closer look

by Gwyneth Cheng

Each day, we wake up to a dreaded reality. COVID-19 has etched itself into every aspect of our lives, changing the way we behave and creating new normals. Since news of the coronavirus was first announced in January, its horrors have not stopped. The number of cases worldwide is still rising, and its death toll is appallingly high.

Despite this, a glimmer of hope recently caught our attention—images of clear skies and returning wildlife dominated headlines for months, giving us a new narrative amidst tragedy: our environment is recovering because of COVID-19.

How did this happen?
A subtle shift
A load of rubbish
Looking ahead
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Gwyneth Cheng / Writer

Gwyneth is immensely curious about the way the Earth works. An Environmental Biology graduate, she is particularly interested in environmental issues and the many ways in which human beings are intertwined with the natural world.

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