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Rappler's latest stories on light pollution


Why LED lights are becoming a big problem

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health

EARTH AT NIGHT. This composite image shows a global view of Earth at night, compiled from over 400 satellite images. NASA/NOAA

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:57 PM

For humans circadian rhythms that regulate hormones and other bodily functions can also be thrown out of whack by too much light at night

EARTH HOUR. More than 80% of humanity lives under skies saturated with artificial light, scientists recently calculated. File photo by Aaron Logan/Wikimedia Commons

'Light pollution' dims Milky Way for 1/3 of stargazers – study

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:19 AM

The night time glow of artificial lights used to be a nuisance mainly affecting astronomers but in recent years the effects are being felt by casual observers of the night sky as well

UP IN THE SKY. The zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) are seen from the region of Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, 17 February 2015. Peter Komka/EPA

Stargazing tourists flock to Africa's darkest place

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Far from the glow of city lights isolated places on Earth – designated as dark sky reserves – are becoming magnets for stargazing tourists

A file photo taken on June 14, 2010 shows a photo of the Milky Way taken over Balgowan, South Africa. Juan Mabromata/AFP