News tagged with street lighting

Light pollution transforming insect communities

(Phys.org) -- Street lighting is transforming communities of insects and other invertebrates, according to research by the University of Exeter. Published today in the journal Biology Letters, the study shows for the first ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Switch off the lights for bats

New research has discredited the popular belief that street lighting is attractive to common bats. The study, carried out by scientists from the University of Exeter and Bat Conservation Ireland, found that bat activity was ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Streetlight policies could cast a shadow over wildlife

(Phys.org)—Scientists have conducted the first study into the ecological effects of a variety of energy-saving options to reduce overnight street lighting. Among the findings, researchers discovered that introducing "whiter" ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Ecology
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