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Salvador Bará, Fabio Falchi, Raul C. Lima, Martin Pawley, Keeping light pollution at bay: A red-lines, target values, top-down approach, Environmental Challenges, Volume 5, 2021, 100212, ISSN 2667-0100,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2021.100212.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667010021001918) Abstract The prevailing regulatory framework for light pollution control is based on establishing conditions on individual light sources or single installations (regarding features like ULOR, spectrum, illuminance levels, glare, …), in...
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How To Save The Night Sky From Satellite Megaconstellationshttps://t.co/sRbHaqmr7aThe SATCON2 workshop happened last week, and the impacts of these megaconstellations will go far beyond putting "streaks" in the night sky.Here's what everyone should know.— Ethan Siegel (@StartsWithABang) July 22, 2021 Since 2019, the night sky — as seen by both human eyes and the telescopes...
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Source: https://insite.ipwea.org/the-urgency-of-controlling-light-pollution/ Light pollution is defined as the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light at night, and it is the fastest growing pollutant on the planet. Whilst astronomers lament the loss of stars, preventing over 80% of the world’s population from access to a natural sky, light pollution’s impacts are far more reaching. At...
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Jun 30, 2021 Andy Lawrence This is a short promotional video for “Losing The Sky”, a short non-technical book about the threat to the sky from satellite mega-constellations. You can find the book at Amazon, Apple Books, and Google Play Books. To see a bit more about what the book is all about, go to...
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Astronomical Society of Edinburgh Live public discussion with Andy Lawrence, Brian Eno, Catherine Heymans, Mark McCaughrean from ESA, Amy Mehlman from Viasat, and many others. Read Andy Lawrence’s book about this subject: “Losing the Sky”. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Losing-Sky-A… Thousands of satellites are now being launched into Low Earth Orbit in “mega-constellations” to give us high speed internet...
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The new Great Pacific Garbage Patch – space, the final frontier of waste. The problem of junk in lower earth orbit and what we do about it. https://t.co/Wu8ICYV8ne— Vicky Allan (@vicky_allan) June 4, 2021 THE news that a piece of space junk collided with the robotic arm on the International Space Station, is an alarming reminder that...
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Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, part 1. Rising ambient EMF levels in the environment. Rev Environ Health. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0026. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34047144. Abstract Ambient levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have risen sharply in the last 80 years, creating a...
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Photo by Q.U.I on Unsplash “There is little recognition that Earth’s orbit is a finite resource, the space and Earth environments are connected, and the actions of one actor can affect everyone.” Published: 20 May 2021 Boley, A.C., Byers, M. Satellite mega-constellations create risks in Low Earth Orbit, the atmosphere and on Earth. Sci Rep 11, 10642 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89909-7 Photo by...
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De Lucia, Vito and Iavicoli, Viviana, From Outer Space to Ocean Depths: The ‘Spacecraft Cemetery’ and the Protection of the Marine Environment in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (March 1, 2018). California Western International Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2019, Available at SSRN:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=3153458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3153458 Abstract This article aims at offering a preliminary exploration, from the...
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Summaries and assessments of selected studies In the period from mid of July to mid of October 2020, 108 new publications have been identified, and eight of these were discussed in depth by BERENIS. Based on the selection criteria, three of these publications were selected as the most relevant ones. Their summaries and assessments are...
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