THE ATLANTIC | Today marks a remarkable confluence of events. April 22 was supposed to be a day when more than a billion people around the globe would attend activities in celebration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. But instead of gathering, we are all apart. Because many of us are wearing masks, we cannot help but be cognizant of our breathing and the quality of the air we take into our lungs. Each breath has never seemed more precious. Yet, ironically, our air hasn’t been this clean in decades, with emissions from industry and transportation at a virtual standstill, captured in vivid detail by NASA satellites.
To read the full article, click here.