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Pollution decrease: the bright side of the truckers’ strike

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São paulo pollution levels went down during the strike.
pollution levels sao paulo
São paulo pollution levels went down during the strike.

The 10-day truckers’ strike that drove Brazil into chaos and even brought about calls for a military coup from far-right protesters and agri-business leaders also had a positive side effect: reduced levels of pollution in Brazil’s biggest city.

Paulo Saldiva, a researcher at the University of São Paulo (USP), decided to...

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