HOUSTON – The world, in many ways, is taking a break from the impact of human beings as quarantine continues amid the coronavirus pandemic.
From the reduction in traffic to limited to zero tourism in many areas of the planet, the world’s people -- from the confines of our homes -- are glimpsing nature as we’ve never seen it before, from deer walking the streets to clearer water in once highly-trafficked areas.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories below, which feature nature taking back the planet.
Italy quarantine clears Venice canals
WATCH: Canals in Venice, Italy, are almost deserted as the country's coronavirus lockdown continues.
WATCH: Canals in Venice, Italy, are almost deserted as the country's coronavirus lockdown continues.Posted by NBC News World on Monday, April 6, 2020
Skylines clear in India: