light pollution

Philadelphia to Dim City Lights to Help Migratory Birds

Philadelphia to Dim City Lights to Help Migratory Birds

On the morning of October 2, Stephen Maciejewski, an Audubon Pennsylvania volunteer, expected to tally a few dead birds in Philadelphia during their peak migration season. But instead, he found hundreds of dead birds, CNN reported. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Maciejewski told CNN in October. “There were birds everywhere, and they were all […]

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    Big Cities, Bright Lights: Ranking the Worst Light Pollution on Earth

    Big Cities, Bright Lights: Ranking the Worst Light Pollution on Earth

    By Dipika Kadaba The amount of artificial lighting is steadily increasing every year around the planet. It’s a cause for celebration in remote villages in Africa and the Indian sub-continent that recently gained access to electricity for the first time, but it is also harming the health and well-being of residents of megacities elsewhere that […]

    NASA’s Earth at Night Images Are ‘Mind-Boggling’

    NASA’s Earth at Night Images Are ‘Mind-Boggling’

    NASA scientists created the most complete map of Earth at night to date—showing humans in all of their electric glory. But, while the photos are magical, they also show human’s extreme effect on the planet. The map, which shows a nightly Earth as it was in 2016, was made through a composite of images collected […]