Quantitative estimation of meteorological impacts and the COVID-19 lockdown reductions on NO2 and PM2.5 over the Beijing area using Generalized Additive Models (GAM).

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Unprecedented travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused remarkable reductions in anthropogenic emissions, however, the Beijing area still experienced extreme haze pollution even under the strict COVID-19 controls. Generalized […]

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Secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through wastewater: Concerns and tactics for treatment to effectively control the pandemic.

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The SARS-CoV-2 virus has spread globally and has severely impacted public health and the economy. Hand hygiene, social distancing, and the usage of personal protective equipment are considered the most […]

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Identification of behaviour patterns in waste collection and disposal during the first wave of COVID-19 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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The novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) has had significant impacts on almost every aspect of daily life. From ‘stay-at-home’ orders to the progressive lifting of restrictions, the COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented […]

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Impact of outdoor and indoor meteorological conditions on the COVID-19 transmission in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

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Meteorological conditions may influence the incidence of many infectious diseases. Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious, air-borne, emerging, viral disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). In […]

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Afforestation, reforestation and new challenges from COVID-19: Thirty-three recommendations to support civil society organizations (CSOs).

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Afforestation/reforestation (A/R) programs spearheaded by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) play a significant role in reaching global climate policy targets and helping low-income nations meet the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development […]

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Comparison of air pollutants and their health effects in two developed regions in China during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Air pollution attributed to substantial anthropogenic emissions and significant secondary formation processes have been reported frequently in China, especially in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) and Yangtze River Delta (YRD). In order to […]

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Modeling the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on urban surface ecological status: A case study of Milan and Wuhan cities.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedent negative impacts on our society, however, evidences show a reduction of anthropogenic pressures on the environment. Due to the high importance of environmental conditions […]

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The impacts of human migration and city lockdowns on specific air pollutants during the COVID-19 outbreak: A spatial perspective.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to bring unprecedented shock to mankind’s socioeconomic activities, and to the wider environment. China, as the early epicenter of the pandemic, locked down one-third of […]

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Incineration of sewage sludge and recovery of residue ash as building material: A valuable option as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Circular economy principles were adopted by European Commission, to support a sustainable growth. They contain general rules that should be considered in all situations. At present, during pandemic, some waste […]

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Epidemiology and diagnosis, environmental resources quality and socio-economic perspectives for COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has emerged as a global issue of concern for public health, environment and socio-economic setup. This review addresses several aspects of epidemiology, and pathogenesis, […]

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