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Light Pollution
By Frank La Sorte and Kyle Horton Millions of birds travel between their breeding and wintering grounds during spring and autumn migration, creating one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. These journeys often span incredible distances. For example, the Blackpoll warbler, which weighs less than half an ounce, may travel up to 1,500 miles...
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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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Date: February 8, 2021 Source: Wiley Summary: People living in regions with high levels of outdoor artificial light at night may face a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer. FULL STORY People living in regions with high levels of outdoor artificial light at night may face a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer. The finding...
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Dong Zhang, Rena R. Jones, Peter James, Cari M. Kitahara, and Qian Xiao. Associations between artificial light at night and risk for thyroid cancer: a large U.S. cohort study. Cancer, 2021 DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33392 Abstract Background Light at night (LAN) inhibits nighttime secretion of melatonin and may cause circadian disruption, which may be a risk factor for cancer. Recent...
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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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Argys, LM, Averett, SL, Yang, M. Light pollution, sleep deprivation, and infant health at birth. South Econ J. 2021; 87: 849– 888. https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12477 Abstract We conduct the first study to examine the fetal health impact of light pollution based on a direct measure of skyglow, an important aspect of light pollution. Using an empirical regularity discovered in physics (called Walker’s law) as an instrumental...
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Source https://www.satellitetoday.com/broadband/2021/01/04/viasat-requests-fcc-look-into-environmental-impact-of-spacexs-starlink-constellation/ By Rachel Jewett | January 4, 2021 Viasat has taken issue with SpaceX’s request to lower the orbital altitude of its Starlink satellite constellation, and requested the FCC to prepare an environmental impact statement on Starlink.  In an FCC filing on Dec. 22, Viasat outlined its environmental concerns with Starlink and with SpaceX’s request to relocate the satellites to...
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Walker, W.H., II; Bumgarner, J.R.; Walton, J.C.; Liu, J.A.; Meléndez-Fernández, O.H.; Nelson, R.J.; DeVries, A.C. Light Pollution and Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 9360. Abstract For many individuals in industrialized nations, the widespread adoption of electric lighting has dramatically affected the circadian organization of physiology and behavior. Although initially assumed to be innocuous, exposure to artificial...
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Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/light-pollution-row-huge-units-19438851 Residents in nearby lane objected to illuminated signs plan By David Irwin, Local Democracy Reporter 11 DEC 2020 Fears that illuminated signs would cause fresh upset for Solihull residents living in a leafy lane has seen strict conditions imposed on plans tabled for the huge units opposite. IAC Group, which is based at...
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