Light pollution

What City Skies Would Look Like Without Light Pollution

What City Skies Would Look Like Without Light Pollution

Darkened Cities features a series of Photographic Nightscapes created by Thierry Cohen to show what major cities would look like if they were plunged into darkness. His nightscapes illustrate how the

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Glow-in-the-Dark ‘Smart Highways’ Replace Street Lights in the Netherlands

Glow-in-the-Dark ‘Smart Highways’ Replace Street Lights in the Netherlands

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced standard street lighting on a 500 meter stretch of highway in The Netherlands. This project is the first stage of a concept first unveiled back

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Major European Cities Enveloped by a Mysterious Aurora Borealis-Like Glow

Major European Cities Enveloped by a Mysterious Aurora Borealis-Like Glow

The Aurora Borealis has brought visitors to Northern Europe for years, especially Finland, but these lights may find competition thanks to a new man-made phenomenon. Photographer Mika Wist captured photos

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House Decked With Over 500,000 Christmas Lights is a Monument to Excess

House Decked With Over 500,000 Christmas Lights is a Monument to Excess

An Australian family has just claimed their second Guinness World Record by stringing over half a million Christmas lights across across their property. Lawyer David Richards and his family started

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Stargazers’ Travel Guide Shows the Best Places to See the Stars Around the World

Stargazers’ Travel Guide Shows the Best Places to See the Stars Around the World

Today many people live in towns and cities where light pollution blots out the night sky, making it hard to see the stars. NeoMam Infographic Studios recently created a new infographic for Cheapflights.ca

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New French Law Will Require Shops and Offices to Turn Out the Lights at Night

New French Law Will Require Shops and Offices to Turn Out the Lights at Night

Photo via Shutterstock The French Environment Ministry just announced a new law that will require all non-residential buildings to switch off interior and window display lighting at night. The law,

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Street Lighting Negatively Impacts Insect Ecology in Urban Environments

Street Lighting Negatively Impacts Insect Ecology in Urban Environments

In the past, we have talked about the effects that light pollution has on the environment, but a new report now states that street lighting can also substantially change the ecology of ground-dwelling

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200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

For city dwellers around the world, the starry night sky is something we rarely get to admire. Instead of gazing up at Ursa Major and Cassiopeia, we're treated to flickering city street lights and

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Chicago to Replace Old Yellow Streetlights With Energy-Efficient Lamps

Chicago to Replace Old Yellow Streetlights With Energy-Efficient Lamps

Fly into either of Chicago's major airports at night and you'll be greeted by the sight of a glowing grid with neat rows of yellow-orange streetlights stretching as far as the eye can see. The grid isn't

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New Dark Sky Park in Michigan Preserves the Night Sky for Stargazers

New Dark Sky Park in Michigan Preserves the Night Sky for Stargazers

A patch of land under the pristine the night sky in Michigan has just been designated as one of only six Dark Sky Parks in the nation. While many conservation group have been focused on preserving the

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LIGHT POLLUTION: The continuing spread

LIGHT POLLUTION: The continuing spread

Nasa's image of the earth at night... You might remember that we've railed against light pollution before, and since we've been talking a lot about lighting this week, we figured now would be a good

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LIGHT POLLUTION – and the RETURN OF NIGHT

LIGHT POLLUTION – and the RETURN OF NIGHT

We are honored and delighted to have one of our favorite bloggers, Geoff Manaugh of the inimitable BLDGBLOG providing a guest post today for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! And if you aren't already reading

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