For What It’s Earth

63: Light pollution! What’s up with bulbs, brightness and blinding nature?

October 13, 2021

We’re turning our attention today to a kind of pollution that you can’t just pick up and pop in the bin. Light pollution can occur in many forms and can, of course, have a great many impacts on all that it touches - including our plant and animal chums. Join us to find out how our artificial illuminations are impacting moths, bats, and trees, why we’re second-guessing switching street lights to energy-efficient LEDs, and why residents in California once freaked out when they saw the Milky Way.

 

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Articles we mentioned:

Our nights are getting brighter, and Earth is paying the price

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nights-are-getting-brighter-earth-paying-the-price-light-pollution-dark-skies

 

5 Ways To Reduce Light Pollution - Core Glow with the International Dark-Sky Association

https://www.coreglow.ca/news/5-ways-to-reduce-light-pollution-core-glow-with-the-international-darksky-association 

 

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