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Four ways to curb light pollution, save bugs

November 19, 2019

Artificial light at night negatively impacts thousands of species: beetles, moths, wasps and other insects that have evolved…
Street lights could be turned off for a part of the night only to help moths

January 27, 2019

Human activity is disturbing the wildlife – that’s not a secret to anyone. Street lighting may seem innocent,…
Can You See the Stars in Austria?

October 4, 2018

Austria is one of the more active countries when it comes to dark night skies, although there is…
New type of stadium lights reduces light pollution and complaints from neighbours

June 26, 2018

Sports fields used to be located outside the city, but as the cities have grown, many sports fields…
​Harms of nighttime light exposure passed to offspring

April 2, 2017

Animals can pass the damaging effects of nighttime light exposure to their offspring, a new study has found,…
Milky Way now hidden from one-third of humanity

June 14, 2016

The Milky Way, the brilliant river of stars that has dominated the night sky and human imaginations since…
Light pollution robs humanity of the view of the Milky Way

June 13, 2016

Clear night sky is full of stars and is usually imagined as a very romantic, inspiring image. It…
Function of night time pollinators is disrupted by street lights

June 4, 2016

Human activity has a tremendous effect on nature. Not only big companies are polluting the atmosphere of the…
Light pollution a threat to annual coral spawning

December 17, 2015

University of Queensland research has pinpointed artificial light as a threat to coral reproduction, in a discovery that…
Bring on the night, say National Park visitors in new study

September 7, 2015

Natural wonders like tumbling waterfalls, jutting rock faces and banks of wildflowers have long drawn visitors to America’s…
Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs

March 19, 2015

Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and…
Light pollution contributing to fledgling ‘fallout’

October 16, 2014

Turning the street lights off decreased the number of grounded fledglings, according to a study published October 15,…
See Light Pollution in Action

March 10, 2014

Like anyone else who’s ever looked up at the night sky in any but the smallest cities, I’ve…
LEDs: Light Pollution Solution or Night Sky Nemesis?

January 14, 2014

New LED lighting along Michigan Street in downtown Duluth, Minn. has brightened and whitened up the area considerably…
Dark Sky Regulations Bring Zodiacal Light to Rhode Island Observatory

January 9, 2014

The result of sunlight reflected off fine particles of dust aligned along the plane of the Solar System, zodiacal…
Dark Skies – Good For Fireflies And People Alike

July 3, 2013

Bioluminescent stars flash across the night landscape these July nights. Fireflies or lightning bugs provide a source of…
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