News tagged with light pollution

Light pollution threatens the Balearic shearwater

Petrel fledglings leave the nest after dark, but these marine birds' maiden flights towards the sea are hampered by city lights. Many collide or fall to the ground where they are in danger of being run over and vulnerable ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Image: ISS moon transit

This image of the moon was taken by amateur photographer Dylan O'Donnell as the International Space station passed by at 28 800 km/h. At such speeds the weightless research laboratory was visible for only about a third of ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Drones to keep tabs on light pollution

Astronomers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a light, low cost system, deployable on a drone, that could help everyone monitor and control light pollution. The team, led by undergraduate student Ashley Fuller, ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Space Exploration
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City moths avoid the light

The globally increasing light pollution has negative effects on organisms and entire ecosystems. The consequences are especially hard on nocturnal insects, since their attraction to artificial light sources generally ends ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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