Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

Barcelona, no vehicles, empty roads, clean air, less air pollution

Better air quality during initial lockdowns saved hundreds of lives

New research suggests that more than 800 lives may have been saved across Europe due to improved air quality during the initial Covid lockdowns. Transportation restrictions meant that there were far fewer cars and transport trucks on the roads, which made the most impact on air quality according Read More...

Madrid reduces traffic by 32 p

Madrid reduces traffic by 32 percent after banning cars in the city center

Madrid has taken the initiative of banning cars from entering a two square mile area in the city’s downtown to bring down air pollution. The strategy is an attempt to lower the city’s nitrogen dioxide levels that are believed to be the cause of roughly 3,000 premature deaths per year. The ban Read More...