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Light Pollution
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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Source: https://phys.org/news/2021-09-aquatic-insects-sensitive-pollution.html by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) Light pollution—too much artificial light in the wrong place at the wrong time is one reason for the decline in insect numbers worldwide. New research from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) shows that current strategies for reducing the impact of light pollution do not...
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Sánchez de Miguel, A.; Bennie, J.; Rosenfeld, E.; Dzurjak, S.; Gaston, K.J. First Estimation of Global Trends in Nocturnal Power Emissions Reveals Acceleration of Light Pollution. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 3311. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163311 Abstract The global spread of artificial light is eroding the natural night-time environment. The estimation of the pattern and rate of growth of light pollution on...
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C. C. M. Kyba, T. Kuester, A. Sánchez de Miguel, K. Baugh, A. Jechow, F. Hölker, J. Bennie, C. D. Elvidge, K. J. Gaston, L. Guanter, Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent. Sci. Adv. 3, e1701528 (2017). Abstract A central aim of the “lighting revolution” (the transition to solid-state...
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