While businesses such as aviation and tourism will evidently require rescue packages to stay afloat, leaders should move away from the temptation to revert back to fossil fuel dependence.
The crowds have disappeared from Venice, but the reprieve is also a chance to rethink how the city deals with tourism in the future.
It may be a cynical premise to argue at a time when countries all over the world are locking down, severely restrict public life and face the consequences of dropping industrial production. But it seems that there is a winner
"We are now seeing the effect of the outbreak on the environment,” an environmentalist says.
Of all the plastic that enters Earth’s oceans each year, just 1% has been observed floating on the surface.
Larger ecosystem may be prone to sudden collapses once they have been pushed past a tipping point.