Night Lights: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Rozell, Daniel J.
December 2009
New York State Conservationist;Dec2009, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p22
The article examines the disturbance caused by nighttime artificial light on the day/night cycle and natural rhythms of living things and on ecosystems. Nocturnal insects, which have a role in the ecological food chain, are reportedly lured by such lights, often to their death. It is stated that migratory birds repeatedly circle brightly lit tall buildings, until they collide with them and die, and that the glow of artificial night light also pollutes the air and wastes energy.


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