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Coronavirus lockdown sees air pollution plummet across UK

In April 2020 the BBC Shared Data Unit reported on significant drops in air pollution in the two weeks since the country went into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Daily readings from air quality monitoring stations since the lockdown was announced on 23 March were compared to the same period last year, accounting for weekdays.

The Shared Data Unit makes data journalism available to news organisations across the media industry, as part of a partnership between the BBC and the News Media Association. Stories generated by the partnership included:

The story was also used by BBC Tees, BBC Somerset, BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Derby and BBC Radio Devon

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Quotes and interviews

  • Jenny Bates, clean air campaigner, Friends of the Earth
  • William Bloss, professor of atmospheric science, University of Birmingham
  • Simon Curry, ecologist and councillor, Medway Council
  • Spokesperson, Defra

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  • Multiple line chart: Average daily nitrogen dioxide readings, March 17-April 5 2019 vs 2020
  • Grouped bar chart: Daily nitrogen dioxide readings by most polluted areas, March 17-April 5 2019 vs 2020

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