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Light Pollution
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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Source:  https://www.ecowatch.com/cities-migrating-birds-2649952941.html?rebelltitem=5#rebelltitem5 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...
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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 land of extremes. Stretching...
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Source: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/915929#:~:text=People%20living%20in%20regions%20with,of%20the%20American%20Cancer%20Society. Date: February 8, 2021 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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