News tagged with light pollution

Protecting dark skies for astronomy and life

Artificial light at night is a threat to astronomical research, personal safety, and the health of both humans and wildlife. The problem is worsening with the proliferation of LED billboards and blue-rich white light LEDs ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Sitting in traffic jams is officially bad for you

With millions of motorists in the UK set to hit the road for the bank holiday weekend, drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high levels of air ...

dateAug 25, 2016 in Environment
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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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