102 – News

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological research, new developments in lamps, actions by advocates, and changes in policy.

 

Highlights from this episode:

  • Going Back to Court
  • New Policies
  • Migrations
  • Email

 

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

 

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

 

Headlines and Sources:

 

Maui Resort Sued Over Lighting for Second Time

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/second-lawsuit-filed-to-protect-hawaiian-petrels-from-dangerous-lighting-at-mauis-grand-wailea-resort-2024-05-02/

 

Austria Passes Light Pollution Legislation

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/yana-yakushina_landesrecht-konsolidiert-ober%C3%B6sterreich-activity-7193202025612935169-Uzpo/

 

Abu Dhabi Sets ‘Dark Sky’ Policy

https://www.dmt.gov.ae/-/media/Project/DMT/DMT/E-Library/05-23/Abu-Dhabi-Dark-Sky-Policy_Version-10.pdf

 

Maine Approves New Lighting Regs for Mining Operations

https://miningconnection.com/surface/news/article/regulators_approve_changes_to_maine_mining_laws_paves_way_for_small_scale_l/

 

Circadian Rhythm Linked with Tumor Infiltration 

https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(24)00410-0#secsectitle0035

 

Circadian Misalignment Linked with Diabetes

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jproteome.3c00418

 

Study Links Light at Night with Stroke

https://www.breakinglatest.news/health/night-lights-and-stroke-risk-a-correlation-emerges/

 

46% of People with Poor Sleep Report Poor Mental Health

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/sleep-quality-and-mental-health-connection

 

Bar-Ilan U Maps Clock Genes

https://elifesciences.org/articles/89499

 

LEDVANCE Offers Field-Adjustable Lighting Distribution

https://www.uslightingtrends.com/portfolio/ledvance-opti-select-sets-new-industry-standard-with-field-adjustable-distribution-eliminating-the-need-for-lens-swaps/

 

Kawarau Gibbston, NZ Named Dark Sky Park

https://lightedmag.com/new-zealand-certified-for-9th-international-dark-sky-place/

 

Grand Lake, CO Picked for Dark Sky Mentorship Program

https://www.skyhinews.com/news/town-of-grand-lake-selected-for-darksky-colorado-mentorship-program/

 

Old Snowmass, CO Seeks DarkSky Recognition

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/old-snowmass-working-to-become-first-dark-sky-community-in-the-valley/

 

Centennial Bridge (it’s between IA and IL) Going Dark for Migration

https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/its-lights-out-on-centennial-bridge-to-help-migratory-birds/

 

Chicago Animal Care and Control Really Wants Lights Out to Happen this Spring

https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-turn-off-lights-migratory-birds/

 

Harrisburg, PA to Host a Billion Migratory Birds This Week

https://www.yahoo.com/news/over-1-billion-birds-pass-164305746.html

 

Nova Scotians Call for Bird Protections at Land-Based Wind Farms 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/migratory-birds-nova-scotia-land-based-wind-farms-1.7205202

 

Cornell Releases Documentary Film on Light Out Texas

https://birdcast.info/science-to-action/lights-out/lights-out-texas-documentary/

 

Sea Turtle Hatching Soon in NC

https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/news/2024/05/07/start-of-sea-turtle-nesting-season-in-north-carolina

 

Fort Myers, FL Construction Threatens Turtles

https://winknews.com/2024/05/13/construction-causing-concerns-for-turtles-nesting-on-fmb/

 

World Bank Pulls Funds for Mauripur, Pakistan Street Lighting Over Turtle Safety

https://thecurrent.pk/world-bank-withdraws-from-mauripur-road-citing-light-pollution-sindh-govt-insists-on-keeping-artificial-lights/

 

Uttarakhand, India Tourism and Development Begins Astrotourism Campaign

https://www.thejaipurdialogues.com/featured/nakshatra-sabha-uttarakhand-s-game-changing-astro-tourism-venture/ 

 

Heritage Council Funds Dark Sky Ireland

https://www.leavenotraceireland.org/press-release-heritage-council-funding-for-dark-sky-irelands-organisational-capacity/

 

Hayling Island, UK Can Only Host 65 Weddings per Year to Limit Light Pollution

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hayling-island-woodland-wedding-venue-053343155.html

 

Gateshead, UK Reviews Dimming Plans

https://www.yahoo.com/news/safety-fears-prompt-streetlight-dimming-080003612.html

 

County Durham, UK Allows Horse Arena To Proceed Despite Complaints of Light Pollution

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/county-durham-horse-arena-can-29172490

 

Penn Woman First in US to Be Tested for LED Seizures Not-Related to Epilepsy

https://www.tpr.org/news/2024-05-16/pennsylvania-woman-may-be-the-first-in-u-s-to-be-tested-on-ties-between-non-epileptic-seizures-and-led-exposure


LV Suburb Approves LDS Temple, Provided it Meets Local Lighting Rules

https://www.ktnv.com/news/locals-have-mixed-reactions-after-commission-recommends-plans-for-new-lds-temple

 

Hunterdon, NJ Rejects Cannabis Farms

https://420intel.com/articles/2024/05/14/hunterdon-town-rejects-medical-cannabis-cultivation-facility

 

So I got an Email from My Boss

https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cntrng-crm/crm-prvntn/fndng-prgrms/scrt-nfrstrctr-prgrm/index-en.aspx

102 – News

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological research, new developments in lamps, actions by advocates, and changes in policy.

Highlights from this episode:

  • Self Drive
  • Bike Trails
  • Beer Run
  • Moth Traps

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

 

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

 

Headlines and Sources:

Do people perceive watts or photons?

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/14771535241246060

Modulated Light Temp and Brightness During the Day Does Change Melatonin Levels in Humans

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132323010521#sec3

Circadian Rhythm Linked with Gut Microbiome

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphot.2024.1404905/abstract

Better Sleep Associated with Mental Health Under Pressure

https://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/6/2/17

DST Mixed for Safety Outcomes

https://www.carriermanagement.com/news/2024/04/24/261479.htm

US NHTSA Probes Ford’s Hands-Free Driving Tech over Night Time Lighting Collisions

https://freeread.causeaction.com/2024/04/30/u-s-opens-probe-into-130000-ford-vehicles-over-hands-free-tech/

Conservationists Call For the End of US-Mex Border Lighting

https://www.tpr.org/podcast/the-source/2024-04-30/proposed-stadium-lights-endanger-border-wildlife

Upper Nidderdale, Yorkshire Expands Lighting Regulations 

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dark-skies-over-beauty-spot-065629087.html

CO Expanding Dark Sky Programs

https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/colorado-mountain-communities-invest-dark-skies/

Weber County, UT Port Project Prompts Protests

https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2024/04/30/great-salt-lake-wetlands/

Shutesbury, MA to Vote on Lighting Bylaws

https://www.recorder.com/Shutesbury-voters-to-decide-on-battery-storage-lighting-bylaws-54866459

Traverse City, MI Elementary School Denied Outdoor Lighting

https://www.yahoo.com/news/appeal-denied-catholic-schools-outdoor-123300704.html

UK Woman Gets Barnet to Dim Street Lighting

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13324045/woman-light-sensitivity-council-dim-LED-streetlights.html

Insect Activity Increases by 31% at Night

https://www.earth.com/news/nighttime-buzz-insect-activity-increases-by-31-4-at-night/

Moths Are Getting Better at Avoiding Light Traps

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10841-024-00588-x

Sleep Deprived Zebrafish Suffer Synapse Damage

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-024-07367-3#Sec5

Munster, Germany’s Motion-Activated Bike Lighting Needs to be Adjusted for Bats

https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/csp2.13116

Cornell Releases Animated Short for Lights Out for the Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ_OuaU2kh0

Lights Out Campaign Picks up for Wyoming

https://buckrail.com/dim-lights-at-night-to-help-migrating-birds/

And in Indiana

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/protect-migrating-birds-indiana-steps-090256178.html

And in CT

https://danburycountry.com/turn-off-those-lights-connecticut-lots-of-birds-are-migrating/

Washington U in St Louis MO Starts dimming campus
https://source.wustl.edu/2024/04/washu-works-to-protect-migrating-birds/

Light Pollution Blamed For Deaths of Flamingos in Mumbai

https://www.deccanherald.com/india/maharashtra/light-pollution-to-blame-for-flamingo-deaths-in-navi-mumbai-2996748

Seabirds Are Avoiding Well-LIt Areas as They Age

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2024.03.01.582998v1

Sea Turtle Lighting Resumes in Daytona Beach, FL

https://www.daytonatimes.com/community/annual-sea-turtle-lighting-regulations-resumes/article_d3e2f70a-0916-11ef-8425-7b18dc110d86.html

Clearwater Aquarium, FL Works with Residents on Turtle Nesting Season 

https://www.tbnweekly.com/clearwater_beacon/article_ad4ad03c-00c3-11ef-be06-a3a3db98f84f.html

Android 15 to Force Dark Mode and Dim Screens to Lowest Levels
https://oltnews.com/android-15-could-take-your-screen-to-new-lows-android-central/

Cyclone Lighting Creates Fixture for Crosswalks

https://www.lightingdesignandspecification.ca/new-products/crosswalkoptics/

Voice Over Actor, Roger Craig Smith Raises Funds for DSI at Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo (also fanexpo Philly)

https://twitter.com/RogerCraigSmith/status/1783114316302205296

Heineken UK Raises Awareness of Dark Skies 

https://twitter.com/DandADNewBlood/status/1783543696807313608

 

101 – News

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological research, new developments in lamps, actions by advocates, and changes in policy. This series is sponsored by Evluma.

Highlights from this episode:

  • Space Race
  • Rat Race
  • Flocks and Flyways 
  • Protests

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

Headlines and Sources:

James Webb Telescope What Could Be Urban Light Pollution on Exoplanet, Proxima B 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFYZjOmeOG4

1/2 of Americans Get Enough Sleep

https://apnews.com/article/americans-not-sleeping-hustle-culture-productivity-2111be46f0b03e0455124d1733659327

Blue Light Linked with Rising Cancer Rates in the Young

https://www.psychologytoday.com/za/blog/the-light-doctor/202404/why-are-cancer-rates-in-young-people-climbing

Circadian Rhythm Linked with Fertility

https://www.thehealthsite.com/pregnancy/circadian-rhythm-and-fertility-unveiling-the-link-1081296/

Blue Light Increases Bird-Building Collisions

https://www.earth.com/news/blue-light-increases-risk-of-bird-collisions-with-buildings/

Ornithologists Revive Semi-Annual lighting complaints

https://phys.org/news/2024-04-pollution-glass-migrating-birds.html

Louisiana Wildlife revives ‘Lights Out’ campaign

https://bienvilleparishjournal.com/2024/04/17/louisiana-wildlife-federation-encourages-lights-out-for-spring-bird-migration/

State of NY Officially Begins Lights Out Campaign

https://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/regional-state-congressional/dec-turn-lights-out-to-protect-migrating-birds

Lights Out in Texas High Rises

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240410-how-switching-off-lights-stops-migrating-birds-collisions-with-buildings

Triplefins are the ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’ for Coastal ALAN

https://theconversation.com/light-pollution-affects-coastal-ecosystems-too-this-underwater-canary-is-warning-of-the-impacts-226599

Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Linked with Heart Failure (in Rats)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-58577-8

ALAN Changes the Social Behavior in Male Mice

https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/25/8/4315

Light at Night Alters Behavior of Grass Mice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38353271/

RAILLIGHTING launches new light pollution reducing luminares 

https://news.rhodeislandchronicle.com/story/669037/railway-lighting-solution-improves-safety-with-fully-plugandplay-luminaires-that-prevent-light-pollution.html

U Plymouth Forms Global Ocean Artificial Light at Night Network

https://goalann.org/

Groundbreaking at International Dark Sky Discovery Center in AZ

https://azbigmedia.com/real-estate/international-dark-sky-discovery-center-breaks-ground-in-fountain-hills/

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, AB Works on Light Pollution from Calgary Suburbs

https://www.westernwheel.ca/wheels-west/foothills-observatory-working-to-prevent-light-pollution-8586720

Pause on Lighting on Hutchinson Island, FL

https://www.yahoo.com/news/environmental-issues-prompt-opposition-street-090300791.html

Oceanside, CA Expands Lighting Bylaws to Single-Family Homes

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/oceanside/story/2024-04-14/light-pollution-ordinance-expanded-to-include-single-family-homes-in-oceanside?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fairfax, CA Move on Dark Sky Ordinance

https://www.marinij.com/2024/04/09/fairfax-officials-move-toward-dark-sky-ordinance/

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, QC Works to Reduce Light Pollution 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJxdqiC9Sfg

Swartz Creek, MI to Review Lighting Ordinances

https://flinttownshipview.mihomepaper.com/articles/city-officials-reviewing-options-for-lighting-ordinance/

Monee, IL Bans Light Trespass

https://www.thevedette.com/outdoor-lighting-might-not-be-a-problem-in-monee-anymore/

Sedbergh, UK Opts for ‘Dark Sky’ Lighting

https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/lighting-the-way-sedbergh-parish-installs-dark-sky-friendly-lights

Bombay, India Bans Tree Lighting

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/bombay-hc-issues-notice-to-municipal-bodies-based-on-pil-seeking-removal-of-lights-from-trees/article68051238.ece

Proposed 1000-ft LED Billboard in OKC, OK Prompts Protests

https://www.koco.com/article/plans-to-build-the-countrys-tallest-building-in-bricktown-are-moving-forward/60473849

Locals Push Back on Sky Tavern, NV’s Plan to Add Lighting to Ski Hills
https://mynews4.com/news/local/sky-tavern-to-install-lighting-for-night-skiing-local-group-speaking-out-against-plans

Albany, CA Lions Club Sues to Re-Mount 28-Foot Tall Illuminated Cross

https://www2.cbn.com/news/us/legal-battle-rages-after-ca-town-tears-down-cross-monument-blatant-state-hostility

Planned PA Pickleball Play Area Perturbs Neighbors

https://www.yahoo.com/news/updates-coming-state-college-area-151352043.html

Beaver Island is MI First Dark Sky Sanctuary

https://lightedmag.com/beaver-island-area-certified-as-michigans-first-international-dark-sky-sanctuary/

Alex Watkins, a High School Sophomore, Recognized for Helping Cherokee County Declare Dark Sky Week

https://www.cherokeek12.net/post-detail/~board/ccsd-comms/post/ccsd-student-recognized-for-astronomy-advocacy

 

100 – News

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological research, new developments in lamps, actions by advocates, and changes in policy. 

Highlights from this episode:

  • ALAN and Stroke
  • DST and Mortality
  • Lamps and Fixtures that Are Not Sponsors
  • New Ordinances

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle

 

Headlines and Sources:

ALAN Increases Risk of Stroke

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.044904

ANSES Recommends Limiting Blue Light Exposure

https://www.anses.fr/en/content/leds-anses%E2%80%99s-recommendations-limiting-exposure-blue-light

DST Does Affect Mortality Rates

https://bmjmedicine.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000771

Low Income, Racialized Neighborhoods in US South Have More Light Pollution

https://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/6/2/16

Red Lights for Research Labs

https://www.arch-products.com/featured/article/33016026/the-case-for-using-narrow-spectrum-non-filtered-red-led-lighting-in-animal-research-facilities

Panasonic Launches Anti-Glare Anti-Light Pollution LED Flood Lamp

https://re-how.net/699537/

Cree Lighting Debuts Street Lighting Products for ‘Visual Comfort’ 

https://www.uslightingtrends.com/portfolio/cree-lighting-introduces-guideway-series-street-light-that-delivers-visual-comfort/

 Emerson Offers New Industrial LEDs for Low Light Trespass

https://electricalindustry.ca/product-news/emerson-upgrades-led-industrial-luminaires-to-support-drive-to-lower-energy-requirements-and-minimize-light-pollution/

More Brands Are Offering Turtle-Friendly Tape LEDs

https://www.lightnowblog.com/2024/03/growth-in-turtle-friendly-tape-light/

UK Gov to Research Headlights
https://www.iaaf.co.uk/news/govt-plans-to-independently-research-headlamp-glare/#:~:text=Once%20implemented%2C%20these%20tougher%20requirements,identify%20any%20further%20appropriate%20mitigations.

UT Governor Signs Dark Sky Month Proclamation

https://utahnewsdispatch.com/briefs/utah-governor-names-april-dark-sky-month/

Summit County and Park City, UT Set Lighting Ordinances

https://www.kpcw.org/summit-county/2024-04-04/summit-county-park-city-dark-skies-ordinances-take-full-effect-this-year

Brisbane, CA Begins Work on Lighting Ordinance Compliance

https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/brisbane-woman-hopes-to-bring-back-starry-sky-by-reducing-light-pollution/

Truckee, CA Launches Rebate Program for Responsible Lighting

https://www.sierrasun.com/news/town-of-truckee-urging-residents-to-embrace-the-night-launches-dark-skies-rebate-program/

Marathon, Fl Amends Lighting Ordinance for Trespass Rules

https://keysweekly.com/42/which-lights-are-legal-graphic-illustrates-new-ordinance-in-marathon/ 

Oak Hill Development Threatens DS Status

https://www.kxan.com/investigations/will-oak-hill-project-affect-nearby-dark-sky-community/

Edison County, NJ Sues Over Billboards

https://www.yahoo.com/news/edison-looking-crack-down-billboards-085217744.html

SC Beaches Ready for Turtle Nesting

https://original.newsbreak.com/@explore-beaufort-sc-1602564/3390301419606-sea-turtle-nesting-season-coming-soon-to-south-carolina-beaches

Toronto, ON Begins Lights Out Campaign

https://totimes.ca/city-launches-lights-out-toronto-campaign-to-protect-migratory-birds/

NV to Offer ‘Dark Sky’ License Plates

https://www.2news.com/news/local/nevadas-new-license-plate-celebrates-dark-skies-conservation/article_755dc4c4-f158-11ee-ad19-1765e6ee14a6.html

GMU Cancels Cricket Pitch Plans

https://www.gazetteleader.com/fairfax/sports/pullback-on-cricket-field-leaves-university-baseball-team-in-limbo-8528201

99 – News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Federal Precedents
  • Dark Sky Week 2024
  • Digital Planning
  • International Dark Skies Programs

 

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

 

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

 

Headlines and Sources:

March 23rd was Earth Hour

https://www.dogonews.com/2024/3/20/earth-hour-2024-shines-a-spotlight-on-the-health-of-our-planet

Dark Sky Week is April 2-8

https://lightedmag.com/darksky-international-celebrates-international-dark-sky-week-2024/

PLAN-B Endorses Light Pollution Manifesto

https://plan-b-project.eu/2024/03/13/plan-b-manifesto/

Royal Society: “Changing streetlighting schemes and the ecological availability of darkness”

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2023.0555?fbclid=IwAR0T5WM9AYgSyVxqsekZVQylSfWUjmagUeauPI6kGaONKWRykoTJiDhKJGI

Blue-Yellow Opponency For Circadian Entrainment

https://www.lightnowblog.com/2024/03/alternative-circadian-theory-of-blue-yellow-opponency/

Radiotherapy Results Improve if Matched to Circadian Rhythm

https://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/6/1/14

Meal Timing linked with Sleep Quality and Anxiety (in Young Adults) 

https://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/6/1/11

Chronoworking Might Fix Your Sleep

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/can-the-rise-of-chronoworking-help-fix-our-sleep

Urban Moths React to Light Pollution By Evolving Smaller Wings

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2421950-city-moths-may-have-evolved-smaller-wings-due-to-light-pollution/#Echobox=1710290216

Sleep Deprivation Alters Estrus Cycle (in Rats)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-56392-9

Federal Court of Appeals: Lighting Bylaws Are Not Religious Discrimination

https://madison.com/news/local/crime-courts/edgewood-high-school-madison-lights-lawsuit/article_22c3938e-e2f7-11ee-9648-1f85f5ed5b8a.html

Gantrisch is Switzerland’s First Dark Sky Park

https://darksky.org/news/gantrisch-becomes-first-international-dark-sky-park-in-switzerland/

Lake County, OR is the Largest Dark Sky Sanctuary

https://www.argusobserver.com/valley_life/southern-oregon-s-lake-county-outback-named-world-s-largest-dark-sky-sanctuary/article_9d09f210-dfbd-11ee-9fb0-0f98915c498b.html

Kaikoura, NZ Alters Lighting Rules 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/350208724/tougher-lighting-rules-aim-protect-kaikouras-night-sky

Kūaotunu Prepares Plan for ‘Dark Sky’ status

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/kuaotunu-prepares-plan-for-dark-sky-status/

The Danish Island of Mandø becomes Denmark’s fourth International Dark Sky Place

https://darksky.org/news/the-danish-island-of-mando-becomes-denmarks-fourth-international-dark-sky-place/

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust in NH Offers Lighting Assessments for Private Homes

https://www.sunjournal.com/2024/03/15/home-lighting-inventories-offered-to-further-rangeleys-dark-sky-certification/

St. Germain, WI Tables Lighting Ordinance Proposal Indefinitely

https://www.wxpr.org/politics-government/2024-03-12/st-germain-lighting-ordinance-tabled-indefinitely

Burnaby, BC Condo Tower Strobe Lights the Neighborhood

https://www.burnabynow.com/local-news/strobe-light-effect-runs-up-and-down-51-storey-burnaby-condo-tower-8473798

Dark Skies Presentation in Newburyport

https://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/dark-skies-presentation-at-first-religious-society/article_1d0d3e56-dfa3-11ee-adbd-ab5af30bacba.html

98 – News

Highlights from this episode:

  • DST and Health
  • An Official Statement
  • Prepping for Turtle Season
  • It’s Probably Not Aliens

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

Headlines and Sources:

Mayo Clinic Finds DST has Minimal Effect on Heart Health

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542454823000814#appsec1

DST Causes Negative Impacts for Alzheimer’s Patients
https://www.whsv.com/2024/03/08/end-daylight-saving-time-negatively-impacts-alzheimers-dementia-patients/

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Issues Statement on Harms of Short Wavelength Light

https://journals.lww.com/health-physics/fulltext/2024/04000/icnirp_statement_on_short_wavelength_light.7.aspx

Meta-Study Confirms ALAN Harms to Fauna Across All Species

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.14387

Circadian Rhythm Linked with Autonomic Control (in Mice)

https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1011907#sec002

Circadian Medicine Benefits Cardio Health

https://www.cell.com/trends/endocrinology-metabolism/fulltext/S1043-2760(24)00040-7

New Protocol for Monitor Sleep Quality in Dementia Care

https://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/6/1/10

New Recommendation: Brush Teeth after Dinner, Put Pyjamas on Earlier

https://ustoday.news/stop-brushing-your-teeth-right-before-bed-sleep-experts-say-heres-why/

Bioluminescent Insects of Brazil on the Downswing

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/03/night-light-habitat-loss-pesticides-threaten-brazils-bioluminescent-insects/

DOD Reconsiders low-orbit satellites for missile spotting

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2023/12/new-report-urges-us-look-beyond-cheap-low-earth-satellites-missile-warning/392862/

UAP Spotting Harmed by Sky Glow

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-49527-x

80% of Billboards in the UK are in “Poorer” Neighborhoods

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2024/mar/04/four-in-five-billboard-ads-in-england-and-wales-in-poorer-areas

Ansell Lighting Recognized by DSI
https://ansell-lighting.com/en/articles/news/working-towards-a-world-of-dark-skies

VA Passes Dark Sky Week Resolution

https://www.dailypress.com/2024/03/03/dark-sky-week-resolution-proposes-solutions-to-minimize-light-pollution-in-virginia/

Pittsburg, PA Spends $2M on ALAN-Mitigating Lighting for Allegheny Commons

https://nextpittsburgh.com/city-design/allegheny-commons-upgrades-attract-more-visitors-to-the-north-side-park/

Moab, UT Shoots for DarkSky Certification

https://www.michigansthumb.com/travel/article/moab-utah-is-applying-for-dark-sky-certification-18689640.php

Migration Season Lights Out Campaigns Starts up in Fort Worth, TX

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/keller-roanoke-northeast-fort-worth/government/2024/02/26/fort-worth-officials-encourage-residents-to-help-migratory-birds-with-lights-out-campaign/

Lights Out CT Begins Work in Montville

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lights-connecticut-asks-montville-lead-013100299.html

Puerto Rico Updates Lighting For Sea Turtle Needs

https://globalrenewablenews.com/article/energy/category/climate-change/82/1069791/luma-modernizes-hundreds-of-streetlights-across-the-island-to-protect-marine-life.html

As Does Fort Myers, FL

https://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/2024/03/05/fort-myers-beach-receives-7-7m-state-grant-for-turtle-friendly-lighting/

And also Escambia County, FL
https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/escambia-county/2024/03/04/escambia-county-beach-lighting-ordinance-updated-to-save-sea-turtles/72790483007/

George Mason U Stadium Plans Draws Criticism

https://www.gazetteleader.com/fairfax/news/mason-leaders-promise-to-listen-before-advancing-stadium-plan-8382569

Fort Wayne, IN Begins CPTED Program

https://www.wbcl.org/news/implementing-streetlights-in-fort-wayne-to-combat-crime-audio

97 – News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Elegy for an Owl
  • ALAN and Allergies
  • State Lighting Regs
  • Wasatch Update

 

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

 

Headlines and Sources:

ALAN Makes Allergies Worse

https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-024-03291-5

UK Tax Laws Increased Light Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

https://phys.org/news/2024-02-tax-laws.html

Women Focus on Darkness in the Environment

https://www.fastcompany.com/91028055/heat-map-women-walking-alone-night-personal-safety-study

New Daylight Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients

https://www.led-professional.com/all/revolutionary-daylight-therapy-study-offers-new-hope-for-parkinsons-patients-enhancing-sleep-and-circadian-rhythms

Sleep Health Linked with Mental Health

https://neurosciencenews.c om/sleep-circadian-rhythm-mental-health-25633/

Red Lighting Are Great for Wildlife But Present Issues for People

https://www.lightnowblog.com/2024/02/researchers-find-red-lights-outdoors-for-wildlife-protection-comes-with-potential-risks/

Circadian Clock Linked with Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 5

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2024.02.08.579499v1

American Headlights Are More ‘Blinding’ Than International Counterparts 

https://abc7chicago.com/why-are-headlights-so-bright-car-adb-high-beam/14428185/

USDA Approves Bioluminescent Petunias for Sale

https://newsrnd.com/life/2024-02-16-let-there-be-light-%E2%80%93-from-next-year-you-will-be-able-to-buy-glowing-plants.SJGlNn7asa.html

NY Bird Safety Law Renamed After Popular Deceased Owl

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/a46990141/new-york-flaco-the-owl-law/

NY Proposes Law on Non Essential Lighting after 11pm

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S7663

IL May Pass “Responsible Outdoor Lighting Control Act”
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7165848982722727936/?updateEntityUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_updateV2%3A%28urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A7165848982722727936%2CFEED_DETAIL%2CEMPTY%2CDEFAULT%2Cfalse%29

Maryland Proposes Limits on Lighting at State-Run Facilities

https://engagifiiweb.com/maco/engagifii-detail/?billId=647003

Death Valley to Host Dark Sky Festival
https://news3lv.com/news/local/dark-sky-festival-sets-return-to-death-valley-national-park-nps-california-nevada-las-vegas-astronomical-society-astronomy-stars-planets

Copper Harbor, MI Hosts Dark Sky Festival

https://www.mlive.com/life/2024/02/up-dark-sky-festival-to-feature-stargazing-workshops-at-historic-keweenaw-lodge.html

St Germain, WI Extends Public Hearings on Proposed Lighting Ordinance 

https://www.wxpr.org/politics-government/2024-02-15/st-germain-extends-public-comment-period-on-outdoor-lighting-ordinance-proposal

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris Wants You to Turns Down the Lights

https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/mayor-locals-businesses-switch-off-light-night-105326/

Chile Forms Volunteer Dark Skies Protection Brigade in Elqui Valley 

https://www.laprensalatina.com/chilean-skies-protected-from-light-pollution-by-the-guardians-of-darkness/

Save Wasatch Back Dark Skies Lawsuit Against Wasatch County Dismissed

https://www.kpcw.org/wasatch-county/2024-02-21/save-wasatch-back-dark-skies-lawsuit-against-county-dismissed

Hawnby, North Yorkshire Updates Lighting
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/24119160.hawnby-north-yorkshire-becomes-dark-skies-friendly/

ADSA Recognizes Raytec Fixtures
https://twitter.com/RaytecLED/status/1758158074156581342

DSI Names 4 More Dark Sky Accommodations 

https://biz.crast.net/worlds-first-five-official-dark-sky-resorts-revealed-in-utah-and-arizona/

96-News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Moths to a Flame
  • 3 Year Missions
  • DarkSky Recognition
  • Backyard Updates

 

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

 

Headlines and Sources:

Why Flying Insects Do That
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-024-44785-3

 

Mosquitos Don’t Hibernate Under ALAN

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-52794-x 

 

ALAN Changes Earthworm Activity, Increases Ragweed

https://bmcecolevol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-024-02200-x

 

40 Hz Flicker Promotes Sleep

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-023-00920-1

 

UK House of Lords Science and Tech Committee Calls for Action on Light Pollution

https://www.ledsmagazine.com/lighting-health-wellbeing/article/14304617/parliamentary-group-insists-that-government-take-action-on-uk-light-pollution

 

Ghent U Embarks on 3 Year Light and Noise Pollution Study

https://www.ugent.be/re/en/news-events/news/plan-b.htm

 

Flinders U Begins 3-Year Circadian Study

https://rpassistants.com.au/health-lifestyle/times-up-for-body-clock-disruption/

 

Oxford Forest, NZ Named Dark Sky Park

https://darksky.org/news/oxford-forest-conservation-area-named-new-zealands-second-international-dark-sky-park/

 

Shenzhen Passes Dark Sky Standard

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2024-02-01/China-s-Shenzhen-releases-first-local-standard-for-dark-sky-community-1qQk2v78Vq0/p.html

 

Lakeshore, ON Passes Lighting Bylaw

https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/audio/lakeshore-passes-bylaw-on-nuisance-lighting-1.21549292?mode=Article

 

Toronto, ON to Review Lighting Rules After TD Bank Building Draws Complaints

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/nighttime-views-of-toronto-skyscraper-lighting-up-mixed-reactions-from-torontonians-1.6760698

 

Grand Rapids, MI Street Lighting Draws Complaints

https://mix957gr.com/new-grand-rapids-streetlights-too-bright/

 

Castle Valley, UT Receives Dark Sky Community Designation

https://lightedmag.com/town-of-castle-valley-becomes-utahs-fourth-international-dark-sky-community/

 

Paonia, CO Begins Work on DSI Designation

https://www.montrosepress.com/news/paonia-aims-for-darksky-designation/article_293bf9f7-8fcd-5893-a8bd-94916a5fede1.html

 

St. Andrews, NB Residents Push Back on Proposed Lobster Facility 

https://www.pentictonherald.ca/spare_news/article_21db4a43-867a-591d-b348-5d07cc014cd2.html

 

Dunpender, Scotland Tries to Deny Liquor License to Cafe Over Light Pollution Worries

https://news.stv.tv/east-central/village-cafe-in-east-lothian-gets-drinks-licence-despite-concerns-it-will-attract-strangers

 

Heber Valley, UT Residents Fail on LDS Temple Referendum Proposal

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2024/2/1/24058176/heber-utah-temple-referendum-application-fails

 

Cody, WY LDS Temple Construction Given the Go Ahead by Judge

https://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_news/judge-allows-church-to-begin-building-cody-temple/article_1c0a2d3a-c14d-11ee-8215-87bab4ea2273.html

 

Bernards, NJ Residents Sue Baseball Club Over Lighting

https://newjersey.news12.com/bernards-township-homeowners-sue-over-baseball-field-concerns-claiming-public-nuisance

 

And The Judge Immediately Dismissed it

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/morristown/sections/other-nj-news/articles/lawsuit-against-township-of-bernards-and-ridge-baseball-club-dismissed-amid-calls-for-compromise-5

95-News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Lighting up the Court
  • Satellite Imaging
  • Tigers
  • Bridges

 

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle 

 

Headlines and Sources:

Mark Baker and the Soft Lights Foundation Sue FDA

https://www.softlights.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Mark-Baker-vs.-FDA_filed.pdf

 

Major Variations in Street Light Dimming Functionality

https://www.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2024-01/ssl-impacts-010v-led-streetlights_dec2023.pdf

 

AIR and CAS Partner on Satellite Imaging to Track Light Pollution

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17538947.2023.2297013

 

AIMS Using Satellites to Track Hazards to Marine Life

https://phys.org/news/2024-01-potential-iconic-marine-wildlife.html

 

New Estimate; Low-Orbit Objects Will Soon Be Responsible for 10% of Sky Glow 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Datawatch/Satellite-glints-grow-in-night-skies

 

Jeju National University College of Medicine Finds that Bright Light at Night Doubles Risk of Eye Disease

https://www.newsdirectory3.com/bright-lights-at-night-the-double-risk-of-eye-disease/

 

Diabetic Mice Do Worse Under ALAN

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphot.2024.1323539/abstract

 

LED Headlights Are Getting Worse

https://www.ledsmagazine.com/specialty-ssl/article/14303722/uk-motoring-group-says-blinding-headlights-are-getting-worse

 

UK Gov to Investigate Headlight Brightness

https://lightaware.org/news/uk-government-acknowledge-issues-with-glaring-headlights?fbclid=IwAR3E1LC87-HKQtgZJq3zFpKneB72u82y6nNOzgUOy0UHHrPud2t6USoQqKI

 

Excess Lighting Ruins Your Garden

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-style/gardening/2024/01/13/tone-it-down-why-too-much-artificial-lighting-is-bad-for-your-garden/

 

Pench Tiger Reserve is India’s First Dark Sky Park 

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/maharashtra-pench-tiger-reserve-becomes-indias-first-dark-sky-park-all-you-need-to-know-11705123164919.html

 

Lake Placid, NY Forms Dark Sky Committee
https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/49090/20240115/making-skies-darker-in-lake-placid-and-the-adirondack-park

 

Truckee, CA Works on Dark Sky Initiative

https://www.sierrasun.com/news/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-stars-will-light-the-way/

 

Campbell River, BC Resident Ask for Nuisance Lighting Laws

https://www.campbellrivermirror.com/local-news/campbell-river-resident-calls-for-city-to-regulate-nuisance-lighting-7296211

 

Brightoners Ask for American Express Community Stadium to Turn down exterior lighting

http://stadiumdb.com/news/2024/01/england_brighton_residents_urge_club_to_turn_off_that_light

 

Aspen, CO passes Light trespass Ordinance

https://coloradosun.com/2024/01/26/aspen-goes-dark-with-a-new-ordinance-that-punishes-light-trespass/ 

 

Samuel De Champlain Bridge in QC adds 5,800 RGB Decorative Lamps without Bothering Wildlife

https://www.lightspeconline.com/projects/article/33014622/lighting-an-iconic-bridge-while-minimizing-environmental-impact

 

 Kansas City’s Bond Bridge Decorative Lights Are Out Over Maintenance Costs

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-lights-kansas-city-bond-120000090.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9hcHAubWVsdHdhdGVyLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAPcMfu8Xb7cYSO8irSBg2XVVUZPQ39i4791pnBsDBLROxE0so_Lxq1NxhhwqWdFCDF3dEhlXre9edZsZYjwnp1b3X_Uhzx1oEefQW17LC3JyQYkzwRxwHdp0hjkn9TkgvwtcyTJpBb4FhCZWyRHe0FVcV1ATM-jl00eIequJG-W

 

LDS Motions to Join Heber Valley, UT as Co-Defendant in Zoning Fight 

https://ksltv.com/617416/church-of-jesus-christ-asks-to-intervene-in-lawsuit-against-heber-valley-utah-temple/

 

Musta Huone Drops Album in the Theme of Light Pollution

https://thequietus.com/articles/33751-musta-huone-interview

94-News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Certifying Campgrounds
  • A First for Wales
  • Darkness Events
  • A Bother in Bisei

 

Sponsored by Evluma

https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/

 

Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle

 

Headlines and Sources:

DSI Launches Approved Lodging Program

https://darksky.org/news/pack-your-bags-the-darksky-approved-lodging-program-is-now-live/

Jonestown, TX Recognized as a Dark Sky Community

https://darksky.org/news/jonestown-becomes-texass-ninth-international-dark-sky-community/

Presteigne and Norton are Wales’ First Dark Sky Community

https://news.yahoo.com/powys-street-lights-off-wales-184206450.html

Dynamic Lighting in ICU Reduces Delirium Symptoms

https://medicaldialogues.in/critical-care/news/modified-icu-design-integrating-dynamic-lighting-system-may-reduce-delirium-severity-122743

National Institutes of Health Studies Finds Genome Associatations in Sleep Latency in Fruit Flies

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-50552-z#Sec7

Bordeaux Deputy Mayor: Your Fear of the Dark is on You

https://newsrnd.com/news/2024-01-11-turning-off-the-lights-at-night–%22this-black–it-freaks-me-out%22—-one-year-on–mixed-results-in-bordeaux.SkeuOs7TOT.html

Cornelius, NC May Lift Ban on Year-Round String Lights

https://www.corneliustoday.com/light-news-day/

Davis, CA Debates Uplight for Trees

https://www.davisenterprise.com/news/city-seeks-community-feedback-on-downtown-tree-lighting-options/article_67982c54-a9a9-11ee-8bd3-63cf4f3fc78b.html

Tarup Dark Sky Fest Sets Date

https://www.kunstrumfyn.dk/about-trup-dark-sky

Powhatan State Park in VA Begins Saturday Under the Stars Program 

https://www.romulans.net/2024/01/10/marvel-at-the-night-sky-during-saturday-under-the-stars-at-powhatan-state-park-katelyn-harlow-wric-abc-8news/

Belfast Starlings Return to Murmurate, Despite Light Pollution Worries

https://twitter.com/BBCNewsNI/status/1744610357606322448

Bisei Japan’s Bright Neighbors

https://arxiv.org/abs/2312.12812