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Citizen Scientists Track Light Pollution as Humanity Loses Touch with the Night Sky

Light pollution and starlight

Step out into the darkness a few hours after sunset. What do you see overhead? If you live in a relatively unpopulated part of the world, you might see the broad stripe of the Milky Way splashed against a backdrop of black sky punctuated by countless stars. If, on the other hand, you live in [...]

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A (Dimming) City of Light


The French are taking a stand against light pollution. Starting this summer, most non-residential buildings in the country will have to shut off their lights at night in order to “reduce the print of artificial lighting on the nocturnal environment.” According to France’s environment minister, Delphine Batho, this shift will reduce total annual energy consumption [...]

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