Today’s Quick Hits, March 18, 2020

Emissions drop as coronavirus spreads (New York Times): A satellite that tracks human activity “shows striking reductions in pollution across China and Italy since the outbreak first started.”

Food delivery stocks soar (Barron’s): Shares of Grubhub, Blue Apron, and other companies that “have the ability to deliver food to … millions of people” spiked as restaurants shut down and people are confined to their homes.

Earth Day 50 goes digital (Earth Day Network): In light of the global pandemic, the 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, will take place online.

For low-income seniors, virus is food-security issue (Brookings): Millions of low-income seniors are unable to stock up on food, and social distancing keeps them away from senior centers and other food-distribution locations.