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Light Pollution
Barentine, J.C.; Walczak, K.; Gyuk, G.; Tarr, C.; Longcore, T. A Case for a New Satellite Mission for Remote Sensing of Night Lights. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 2294. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13122294 Abstract The physiology and behavior of most life at or near the Earth’s surface has evolved over billions of years to be attuned with our planet’s natural light–dark cycle...
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Viasat asks FCC to halt @SpaceX Starlink launches while it seeks court ruling – SpaceNews https://t.co/mWw8C7rVd3— SpaceNews (@SpaceNews_Inc) May 25, 2021 by Jason Rainbow — May 25, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. — Satellite operator Viasat is asking the FCC to stop SpaceX from launching more Starlink satellites as it heads to court to compel a thorough environmental review of...
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Li-Wei Hung, Sharolyn J. Anderson, Ashley Pipkin, Kurt Fristrup, Changes in night sky brightness after a countywide LED retrofit, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 292, 2021, 112776, ISSN 0301-4797,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112776.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479721008380) Abstract The US National Park Service (NPS) Night Skies Program measured changes in sky brightness resulting from a countywide lighting retrofit project. The retrofit took place in Chelan County, a gateway...
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Sriram Murali Being under a sky full of stars makes you feel tiny, humble, kind and caring. But, thanks to light pollution, most people lack this connection. Millions of kids are robbed of finding their passion for Astronomy. We’ve lost the potential for thousands of great minds. We are losing our identity only increasing the...
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80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. The current advances in LED technology have enabled several cities to safely light their streets and...
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Mendoza, J. Nighttime Light Hurts Mammalian Physiology: What Diurnal Rodent Models Are Telling Us. Clocks & Sleep 2021, 3, 236-250. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep3020014 Abstract Natural sunlight permits organisms to synchronize their physiology to the external world. However, in current times, natural sunlight has been replaced by artificial light in both day and nighttime. While in the daytime, indoor artificial light...
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Alaasam VJ, Liu X, Niu Y, Habibian JS, Pieraut S, Ferguson BS, Zhang Y, Ouyang JQ. Effects of dim artificial light at night on locomotor activity, cardiovascular physiology, and circadian clock genes in a diurnal songbird. Environ Pollut. 2021 Mar 31;282:117036. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117036. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33838441. Abstract Artificial light is transforming 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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Shawna M. Nadybal, Timothy W. Collins, Sara E. Grineski, Light pollution inequities in the continental United States: A distributive environmental justice analysis, Environmental Research, Volume 189, 2020, 109959, ISSN 0013-9351, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109959.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935120308549) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S001393 Abstract Excessive exposure to ambient light at night is a well-documented hazard to human health, yet analysts have not examined it from an...
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