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Light Pollution

STUNNING: Timelapse Video Reimagines The City Sky Without Light Pollution

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green

If there were no light pollution in Los Angeles, what wonders might you see if you looked up into the city’s night sky? That’s the question fi...

Bring Back the Night? Or Bring on the Light?

Meg Lowman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

While some countries are struggling to gain access to electricity, others are trying desperately to turn off the lights. Increasingly, we live in a world of "haves" and "have-nots" with regard to natural resources.

At Night's End: Celebrating Dark Sky Week

Dr. Tyler Nordgren | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science
Dr. Tyler Nordgren

This week the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), astronomy clubs, and a host of U.S. national parks across the country celebrate International Dark Sky Week to raise awareness of light pollution.

These Photos Prove Nature Is Beautiful, Even When Humans Are Destroying It

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Sometimes the prettiest things can be found in the ugliest of circumstances. Take human pollution, for example. Don't get us wrong, pollution remains ...

Preserving Our Skies -- And Our Future

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Washing away the wonders of our universe through light pollution is akin to barring access to our forests and oceans and canyons. It leaves us with fewer avenues to explore the natural world as it exists beyond our planet.

9/11 Tribute in Light Attracts Many Eyes... and Birds

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York
Kelly Rypkema

In New York, NYC Audubon has started the Lights Out NY program and has fostered agreements with corporations behind major buildings, like the Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Building, to turn their lights off at night during migration season.

Being in the Dark Is a Good Thing: Darkness and Disease

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past century there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of depression, sleep disorders and obesity. New data suggest that at least part of this increase could be due to the ever-growing exposure to light at night.

Lynne Peeples

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark: The Health Dangers Of Light At Night | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.02.2012 | Green

Ian Cheney had no idea that artificial light at night could be unhealthy when he began filming his new documentary, "The City Dark." His interest in w...

LOOK: Amazing Pictures Of 'The World At Night'

Posted 06.08.2012 | Green

Babak Tafreshi's aim in organizing this year's International Earth and Sky Photo Contest was threefold: He wanted to increase awareness of light pollu...

Artist Christina Seely Digs Into Climate Change

Ethan Murrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ethan Murrow

Christina Seely never takes a small bite. She rips off huge chunks. In a recent project entitled Lux, Seely spent over five years hoofing around the world photographing large urban areas at night.

Light! Less Light! The Evolution Of Artificial Light

Jane Brox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jane Brox

"Everything which decreases the sum total of man's sleep, increases the sum total of man's capabilities," Thomas Edison once remarked.

Global Dimming: Pollution Dims Skies, Could Threaten Solar Energy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The skies are dimming, for most of the world. Increases in airborne pollution have dimmed the skies by blocking sunlight over the p...

Do You Ever See Darkness Anymore?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many gadgets blink, flicker, and shine to the point they can light up a room at night. You could find yourself applying black tape to those tiny diode lights just to get a good night's sleep!