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Artificial Light
Gregory D. M. Potter, Debra J. Skene, Josephine Arendt, Janet E. Cade, Peter J. Grant, Laura J. Hardie, Circadian Rhythm and Sleep Disruption: Causes, Metabolic Consequences, and Countermeasures, Endocrine Reviews, Volume 37, Issue 6, 1 December 2016, Pages 584–608, https://doi.org/10.1210/er.2016-1083 Abstract Circadian (∼24-hour) timing systems pervade all kingdoms of life and temporally optimize behavior and physiology in...
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Jhih-Syuan Wang, Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Chih-Ming Hung, Effects of artificial light at night on the nest-site selection, reproductive success and behavior of a synanthropic bird, Environmental Pollution, Volume 288, 2021, 117805, ISSN 0269-7491, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117805.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749121013877) Abstract Understanding how artificial light at night (ALAN) impacts wildlife is increasingly important because more and more species are colonizing urban areas. As most of the bird studies on...
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Source: https://theconversation.com/skyglow-forces-dung-beetles-in-the-city-to-abandon-the-milky-way-as-their-compass-165110 July 29, 2021 5.12pm Globally, nights are becoming ever brighter. Increasing urbanisation and the installation of new streetlights, security floodlights and outdoor ornamental lighting all contribute to growing light pollution. This light floods directly into the eyes of animals that are active at night and also into the skies. There a proportion of it...
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Harpreet Shinhmar, MSc, Manjot Grewal, BSc, Sobha Sivaprasad, MBBS, PhD, Chris Hogg, Victor Chong, MBBS, PhD, Magella Neveu, PhD, Glen Jeffery, DPhil, Optically Improved Mitochondrial Function Redeems Aged Human Visual Decline, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 75, Issue 9, September 2020, Pages e49–e52, https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa155 Abstract The age spectrum of human populations is shifting toward the...
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M Kocifaj, F Kundracik, J C Barentine, S Bará, The proliferation of space objects is a rapidly increasing source of artificial night sky brightness, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 2021;, slab030, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slab030 Abstract The population of artificial satellites and space debris orbiting the Earth imposes non-negligible constraints on both space operations and ground-based optical...
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Source: Royal Astronomical Society https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/satellites-contribute-significant-light-pollution-night-skies by Robert Massey on Mon, 29/03/2021 Scientists reported new research results today suggesting that artificial objects in orbit around the Earth are brightening night skies on our planet significantly more than previously understood. The research, accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, finds that the number of objects orbiting...
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PHOTOGRAPH BY HARUN MEHMEDINOVIĆ As an artist-in-residence at Death Valley National Park, photographer Harun Mehmedinović captured images of its night skies and increasing light pollution. In this snowy shot, he caught both stars and, on the right, the glow of the city of Las Vegas. BY CLAIRE TURRELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY HARUN MEHMEDINOVIĆ DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL Park is a...
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University of Colorado Denver researcher finds nighttime brightness linked to 13% increase in preterm birth likelihood 28-Jan-2021 2:15 PM EST, by University of Colorado Denver Newswise — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers discovered that light pollution leads to more than just wasted energy and washed-out starlight–it can increase the likelihood of a preterm birth by almost 13%. Laura Argys,...
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Neuroscience Volume 432, 15 April 2020, Pages 216-228 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.02.047 Fasciani I, Petragnano F, Aloisi G, Marampon F, Rossi M, Coppolino MF, Rossi R, Longoni B, Scarselli M, Maggio R. A New Threat to Dopamine Neurons: The Downside of Artificial Light. Neuroscience. 2020 Apr 15;432:216-228. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.02.047. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32142863. Abstract https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306452220301408?fbclid=IwAR23yNQUE1YtTeU_7p9O58s7-jVZEZeXpSQALRMttRvwIYCe9sUE8bmIpfQ
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