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Image by Pat King The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Timpanogos Cave National Monument as an Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This International Dark Sky Place designation was developed in 2018 to draw attention to the role urban protected landscapes play in raising public awareness of light pollution. Timpanogos Cave is the...
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Paksarian D, Rudolph KE, Stapp EK, et al. Association of Outdoor Artificial Light at Night With Mental Disorders and Sleep Patterns Among US Adolescents. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online July 08, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1935 Key Points Question  Are levels of outdoor artificial light at night associated with adolescent sleep patterns and past-year mental disorder? Findings  In a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey...
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Sustainability 2019, 11(14), 3989; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143989 Abstract Light pollution is a serious environmental issue with many adverse effects on human health and the ecosystem as a whole. Accordingly, many countries have issued laws and regulations to limit the effects of artificial lighting at night (ALAN). The Republic of Korea and China are among the few countries that have drafted...
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Abstract Both obesity and breast cancer are already recognized worldwide as the most common syndromes in our modern society. Currently, there is accumulating evidence from epidemiological and experimental studies suggesting that these syndromes are closely associated with circadian disruption. It has been suggested that melatonin (MLT) and the circadian clock genes both play an important...
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Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;18(7):751-7. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.70. Epub 2013 May 28. Abstract Humans and other organisms have adapted to a consistent and predictable 24-h solar cycle, but over the past ~130 years the widespread adoption of electric light has transformed our environment. Instead of aligning behavioral and physiological processes to the natural solar cycle, individuals respond to...
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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133833   Graphical abstract   Fig. 2. The level of scientific knowledge about the impact on pollinators and pollination of natural (a) and anthropogenic (b: ALAN; c: mobile; d: electrical infrastructure) sources of electromagnetic radiation. Based on the available evidence from journal publications, the impact on different aspects of pollinator biology and pollination services are assessed...
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