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Light Pollution
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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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Timpanogos Cave National Monument as an Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This International Dark Sky Place designation was developed in 2018 to draw attention to the role urban protected landscapes play in raising public awareness of light pollution. Timpanogos Cave is the first National Park Service...
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A short video seeks to stem the rising tide of light pollution, which is robbing Earth of its dark night skies. Light pollution doesn’t just make it more difficult for professional and backyard astronomers to observe the heavens, according to the 6.5-minute film, which is called “Losing the Dark.” The loss of darkness also disrupts...
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Kenji Obayashi, Yuki Yamagami, Shinobu Tatsumi, Norio Kurumatani, Keigo Saeki, Indoor light pollution and progression of carotid atherosclerosis: A longitudinal study of the HEIJO-KYO cohort, Environment International, Volume 133, Part B, 2019, 105184, ISSN 0160-4120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105184. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412019309432) Abstract Exposure to light at inappropriate times in relation to the solar cycle can disturb circadian endocrine and...
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Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-fccs-approval-of-spacexs-starlink-mega-constellation-may-have-been-unlawful/?amp= A new paper suggests that the agency broke U.S. environmental law in its approval of the satellites and that if it were to be sued in court, it would likely lose. By Jonathan O’Callaghan on January 16, 2020 A battle for the sky is raging, and the heavens are losing. Upcoming mega constellations of satellites, designed...
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News of 17/12/2019 Today, ANSES is publishing the list of projects selected as part of its two 2019 calls for research projects for the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health, with the first for projects on a general theme, and the second on the theme of “radiofrequencies and health”. Following the selection process,...
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