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UK 'saturated' by light pollution

UK 'saturated' by light pollution | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
More than half of the UK population cannot see the stars clearly because of light pollution, campaigners say.

 

Another impact of modern technology, urbanization and living in affluent consumer-driven societies. 


Via Seth Dixon
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This is an article about the UK, but it could have been written for the United States as well. 
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Corals need more spawning, not more light. | Pollution | The Earth Times

Corals need more spawning, not more light. | Pollution | The Earth Times | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it

What a mess the oceans are becoming. Climate change and surface temperatures currently occupy our thoughts, alongside the acidification so drastically affecting reefs and molluscs.

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Here is another example of where people can do something to change  our habits, our extreme use of nighttime lighting. We have choices to use better fixtures, outdoor lighting fixtures that do no shine glare all around and into vulnerable places like under the water, where it should be dark at night.

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Kichler Lighting 10922AZ Salisbury Dark Sky Fluorescent Outdoor ...

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Kichler Lighting 10922AZ Salisbury Dark Sky Fluorescent Outdoor Light, Architectural Bronze is the most popular everything brought out the foregoing. ...
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Dark sky lighting options to keep the light focused to where it's required. To learn more about light pollution and purchasing dark sky lighting, visit <a href="http://outdoorlightingchoices.com">Outdoor Lighting Choices

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Why Light Pollution Is Bad News For Birds’ Love Lives

Why Light Pollution Is Bad News For Birds’ Love Lives | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.(Light pollution is messing up birds' love lives
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Costs of Urban Light Pollution Highlighted in Citizen Science Effort ...

Costs of Urban Light Pollution Highlighted in Citizen Science Effort ... | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
Widespread artificial lighting has made light pollution a growing problem in urban areas by disrupting behavioral patterns of people and wildlife, wasting millions of dollars in energy costs, and adding greenhouse gases to the ...
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McDonald Observatory works to keep 'dark skies' - UT The Daily Texan

McDonald Observatory works to keep 'dark skies' - UT The Daily Texan | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
UT The Daily Texan McDonald Observatory works to keep 'dark skies' UT The Daily Texan The University's McDonald Observatory, one of the tops centers for research and education, is located in the Davis Mountains of West Texas making for ideal star...
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Sedona Becomes the Newest International Dark Sky Community - KNAU Arizona Public Radio

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Sedona Becomes the Newest International Dark Sky Community
KNAU Arizona Public Radio
In 2001, the Tucson-based International Dark Sky Association began recognizing communities that protect views of the night sky by eliminating light pollution.
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Way to go, Sedona!

 

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Lights out: Light pollution alters reproduction cycle in lemurs

Lights out: Light pollution alters reproduction cycle in lemurs | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals.
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Things are not looking up for dark-sky watchers - Yakima Herald-Republic

Things are not looking up for dark-sky watchers - Yakima Herald-Republic | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
Things are not looking up for dark-sky watchers
Yakima Herald-Republic
A look at our home turf on a “dark sky finder” map of the U.S.
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Elan Valley estate bids for dark sky tourism boost - BBC News

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Elan Valley estate bids for dark sky tourism boost
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The only current dark sky designation in Wales is the Brecon Beacons, which was awarded the status in February.
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Proposal to limit light pollution stalled in Cambridge - Cambridge Chronicle

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Proposal to limit light pollution stalled in Cambridge
Cambridge Chronicle
Charles Teague sits in his Cambridge apartment with all of the lights turned off, and he said lights from the street still cast shadows.
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Hidden Costs of Light Pollution | Galileo Teachers Training Program

Hidden Costs of Light Pollution | Galileo Teachers Training Program | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
Light pollution can be a hazard to our health. Just about every organism on the planet lives its life according to the rhythms of daytime and darkness. Excessive light can cause several human health problems — from chronic ...
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what they skylines In these cities would look like... • I Hate Nate

what they skylines In these cities would look like... • I Hate Nate | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
“ what they skylines In these cities would look like if there was no light pollution.
” (Photoset: what they skylines In these cities would look like if there was no light pollution.
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Pretty scary but quite beautiful!

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Battling Light Pollution: Dark Skies Benefit Everyone, not just this Night Photographer

Battling Light Pollution: Dark Skies Benefit Everyone, not just this Night Photographer | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it

By Todd Vorenkamp

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Wonderfully thoughtful post about light pollution in NYC. I think the most glaring (pun intended) problem may be those gleaming blue lights shooting straight into the sky memorializing the twin towers and seeing all the birds attracted to them. Birds shouldn't be out flying at night like that. There must be a better, more respectful, way to commemorate the towers.

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Blinded by the light: Combating HK's ' - Time Out Hong Kong

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Blinded by the light: Combating HK's '
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It's official – Hong Kong has the worst light pollution in the world. But there are still no laws in place to control or prevent it.
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"Dark Sky" Lighting at Harmony, Florida

Street and building lights at Harmony, Florida help to protect dark skies.
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It's great to see more and more communities tackling the problem of light pollution. To learn more about light pollution and purchasing dark sky lighting, visit <a href="http://outdoorlightingchoices.com">Outdoor Lighting Choices

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"Light pollution" may affect love lives of birds in the Viennese Forests

"Light pollution" may affect love lives of birds in the Viennese Forests | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
In an ongoing research project, behavioral biologists at Vetmeduni Vienna are investigating how blue tits in the Viennese Forests react to "light pollution". The study might help to understand effects of "light-at-night" on ...
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Dark Skies Conference Meets in Flagstaff

August 1, 2014 -- NAZ Today's Margaret Langworthy reports on an effort that is currently underway to reduce light pollution and keep skies dark. Astronomers around the country will be meeting...
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This is extremely important work.

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Stargazers hope new lights won't dim Flagstaff's skies - azcentral.com

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Stargazers hope new lights won't dim Flagstaff's skies
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Street lights are the main source of so-called light pollution. For decades, Flagstaff has been using low-pressure sodium lamps, which produce a yellowish light.
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This is a beautiful photograph of a dying view. Let's hope that Flagstaff can do what's right.

 

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Astroblast star party coming to area next month - Titusville Herald

Astroblast star party coming to area next month
Titusville Herald
The observatory sits in a remote dark-sky site, located far from the light pollution of large urban areas.
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Places like this are becoming harder and harder to find, but we can make a difference by installing shielded dark sky lighting.

 

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The Darkest Parks in the U.S. - Outside Magazine

The Darkest Parks in the U.S. - Outside Magazine | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
The Darkest Parks in the U.S. Outside Magazine Featuring three steam-carved bridges and Anasazi ruins, it also boasts zero light pollution and so many stars that it took one amateur astronomer more than two minutes to find the Big Dipper when he...
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I was here in the early 1980s and didn't appreciate how precious the night sky was then. I'd like to go back.

 

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How Light Pollution Clouds the Night Sky - Men's Journal

How Light Pollution Clouds the Night Sky - Men's Journal | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
Men's Journal How Light Pollution Clouds the Night Sky Men's Journal 'No Country for Old Men' was filmed out here, and local wildlife includes the javelina, a furry, piglike creature that can be spotted scurrying into the tall grass off Dark Sky...
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China's air pollution measures get green light - EcoSeed

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China's air pollution measures get green light
EcoSeed
China's Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian revealed that stringent air pollution measures will be enforced to help curb the country's pollution problem.
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Light pollution map-Lycos | All electronic devices

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It's good to see that the topic of light pollution is making headway into the mainstream.

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Decorative Solar LED Outdoor Lighting meets commercial demands. - ThomasNet News (press release)

Decorative Solar LED Outdoor Lighting meets commercial demands. - ThomasNet News (press release) | Light Pollution News | Scoop.it
Decorative Solar LED Outdoor Lighting meets commercial demands.
ThomasNet News (press release)
All lights have been rated at 50,000 hours (L(70)), are certified as Dark-Sky friendly and include dimming functionality.
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