Light pollution does not only steal from us our stars, but also has massive negative implications for both people and the environment.
Therefore, steps should be taken to reduce light pollution, particularly in areas where it has the greatest impact
As light pollution has become an increasing blight, scientists and astronomers have been fighting back, and Asia is the latest frontier in the quest to develop more dark sky parks. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a US non-profit ...
Now new research in animals shows that excessive exposure to “light pollution” may be worse for health than previously known, taking a toll on muscle and bone strength. Researchers at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands tracked the ...
Meanwhile, Shrewsbury Town Council has changed a number of the bulbs used on lights to improve the illumination of pathways in the town while cutting down on light pollution. It comes after Shropshire Council decided last year to switch off two-thirds ...
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A new report on the effect of light pollution on the phenology of plant life in the UK has revealed that night-time lighting in urban areas may be causing spring to arrive as much as one week earlier than normal. The study, published in the journal ...
Now, a team from Nottingham Trent University has built a drone-based system that can be used to monitor light pollution. Light pollution has a big impact on the natural world, with the seasonal cycle of trees disrupted and millions of birds killed each ...
This website has been setup to promote the proper use of exterior public and private lighting in Northern Ireland to reduce light pollution.
Dark skies, moonlit and star-studded nights and the dawning of the day are part of the rich variety of our countryside. Yet nowadays much of the country is lit, often throughout the night. With more and more road lights, "security" lights and floodlights we are in danger of losing our starlit skies which once were an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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NASA has been studying the effects of human existence on the planet since the first satellite went into the inky black skies of the 1950s. Below, we see how the world has changed in just ten years.
Promoting the proper use of exterior public and private lighting to reduce light pollution