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Light Pollution
Source: https://www.strath.ac.uk/whystrathclyde/news/newglobalatlasmapsoutoceanareasmostaffectedbylightpollution/ 15 December 2021 As coastal areas become increasingly built up, concerns are growing about levels of artificial light at night (ALAN) and its potential impacts on the marine environment. Light pollution is well-studied in terms of its effects on the night sky and astronomy, and on terrestrial ecosystems, but until now researchers didn’t...
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Romain Sordello, Samuel Busson, Jérémie H. Cornuau, Philippe Deverchère, Baptiste Faure, Adrien Guetté, Franz Hölker, Christian Kerbiriou, Thierry Lengagne, Isabelle Le Viol, Travis Longcore, Pascal Moeschler, Jessica Ranzoni, Nicolas Ray, Yorick Reyjol, Yoann Roulet, Sibylle Schroer, Jean Secondi, Nicolas Valet, Sylvie Vanpeene, Sébastien Vauclair, A plea for a worldwide development of dark infrastructure for biodiversity...
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Yu-xiang Xu, Yang Yu, Yan Huang, Yu-hui Wan, Pu-yu Su, Fang-biao Tao, Ying Sun, Exposure to bedroom light pollution and cardiometabolic risk: A cohort study from Chinese young adults, Environmental Pollution, Volume 294, 2022, 118628, ISSN 0269-7491,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118628. Highlights: • Multi-period bedroom light exposure was associated with cardiometabolic risk. • Bedroom nighttime light pollution is associated...
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Source: https://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/news/2021/world-migratory-bird-day-2022-theme-focus-light-pollution Bonn, 9 December 2021 – Light Pollution will be the focus of the World Migratory Bird Day 2022 campaign.  Artificial light is increasing globally by at least 2 per cent per year and it is known to adversely affect many bird species. Light pollution is a significant threat to migratory birds, causing disorientation when they fly at...
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Format: Book Describes the scientific and cultural value of the sky Illustrates the environmental damage of excess light Explains the relationship between astronomy and space technology Introduction This book takes a close look at our relationship with the sky, the stars, light and darkness. In particular, it examines how light pollution has interfered with the...
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Syposz, M., Padget, O., Willis, J. et al. Avoidance of different durations, colours and intensities of artificial light by adult seabirds. Sci Rep 11, 18941 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97986-x Abstract There is increasing evidence for impacts of light pollution on the physiology and behaviour of wild animals. Nocturnally active Procellariiform seabirds are often found grounded in areas polluted by light and struggle...
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Streetlights to Satellites: Addressing Light Pollution with the United Nations The United Nations’ Office of Outer Space Affairs is considering issues of light pollution spanning from streetlights to satellites. BY: MONICA YOUNG OCTOBER 22, 2021 The statistics are stunning: More than 80% of the world’s population (and more than 99% of those in the U.S. and Europe)...
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Muhamad Syazwan Faid, Mohd Nawawi, M. S. A. ., & Mohd Paidi Norman. (2021). Issue Of Sustainability On Light Pollution From The Perspective Of Maqasid Shariah. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 26(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.33102/jfatwa.vol26no2.390 ABSTRACT In the growing tension of discussing human development, sustainability is endorsed as the answer to providing a just and balanced resolution....
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Espey, B.R. Empirical Modelling of Public Lighting Emission Functions. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 3827. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13193827 Abstract Study of light at night has increased in recent decades due to the recognition of its impact on the environment, potential health concerns, as well as both the financial and carbon cost of energy waste. The advent of more extensive and improved...
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Judith L Kühne, Roy H A van Grunsven, Andreas Jechow, Franz Hölker, Impact of Different Wavelengths of Artificial Light at Night on Phototaxis in Aquatic Insects, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2021;, icab149, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icab149 Synopsis The use of artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing exponentially worldwide and there is growing evidence that ALAN contributes to the decline...
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