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

92-News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Moths on the Run
  • Birds on the Wing
  • Lights on the Shard
  • Trees in your House

 

Headlines and Sources:

Bluer Lamps Lead to Increased Fatalities in Moths

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1439179123000713#abs0001

 

ALAN Density in Urban Spaces is a ‘Death Trap’ for Birds

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-43046-z

 

Daytime Sleepiness Linked with Cardivascular Risk

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.122.030568

 

Complutense University of Madrid Maps Light Pollution on the Iberian Peninsula

https://www.time.news/pioneering-map-of-light-pollution-of-the-iberian-peninsula/

 

Bulbjerg is Denmark’s Second DarkSky Park

https://darksky.org/news/dark-sky-park-bulbjerg-becomes-denmarks-second-international-dark-sky-park/

 

Canary Islander Volunteers Rescue 3,250 Dazzled Sea Birds

https://www.time.news/3250-seabirds-rescued-from-light-pollution/#google_vignette

 

NH State Rule Loosens Approval Process for Churches

https://www.nhbr.com/hanover-says-state-law-limits-ability-to-review-church-proposal/

 

Wasatch County Citizens Seek Public Referendum on LDS Temple Zoning

https://www.kpcw.org/wasatch-county/2023-12-12/dark-skies-group-seeks-referendum-to-overturn-heber-valley-temple-plans

 

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Recieve MI State Funds to Pursue Dark Sky Designation

https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/2023/12/06/keweenaw-mountain-lodge-receive-state-grant-dark-sky-park-lighting-improvements/

 

Pima County, AZ Forms New Light Pollution Committee

https://www.gvnews.com/news/local/gvc-forum-will-talk-about-light-pollution/article_47acafc6-93b2-11ee-aa58-e3853824d95f.html

 

Sanibel, FL Offers Guidance on Dark Sky Lighting Code

https://www.captivasanibel.com/2023/12/12/city-provides-guidance-on-outdoor-lighting/

 

Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK Begins Light Pollution Project 

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/quantock-hills-steps-protect-dark-111541304.html

 

London Shard Lighting Visible for 40 miles

https://lightaware.org/blog/star-of-wonder-shard-of-light-pollution

 

Thiruvananthapuram, India Begins Uplighting Trees, Sparking Outcry from Conservationists

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/environmental-concerns-sparked-by-use-of-lights-on-trees-in-thiruvananthapuram/articleshow/106006316.cms

 

Pilbara, Western Australia Deals with Dazzled Turtles

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-13/playground-environment-artificial-light-turtle-pilbara-hatchling/103220060

 

DW Windors Launches “Light Responsibly”

https://www.lightingdesignandspecification.ca/changing-scene/dw-windsor/

 

UK Business Support Third Shift Workers

https://elitebusinessmagazine.co.uk/people/item/businesses-are-finally-waking-up-to-the-uks-forgotten-shift-workers-by-helping-them-get-better-sleep

 

The Nachtlicher App Launches Beta

https://www.lightingjournal.org/index.php/path/article/view/133/123

 

Noctalgia Makes it to the Congressional App Challenge

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

 

E-readers are Better for Night Reading

https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/e-readers-mess-sleep-104519882.html

 

Reminder Indoor Decorative Lighting Is A Circadian Hazard

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/your-christmas-tree-could-be-ruining-your-sleep-expert-warns-heres-why

90-News

Highlights from this episode:

  • Bridge Lighting Blocking Fish
  • Sea Turtle Records
  • Light Pollution Bylaws on the Rise
  • And the Award Goes To…

 

Headlines and Sources:

LIT Design Awards Offer Special Prize to DarkSky Intl

https://litawards.com/special-prizes/

 

Sleeping Off-Rhythm Alters Mood, Cognition

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-44931-9

 

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Connects the Dots on Circadian Rhythm and Cancer

https://www.cell.com/trends/cancer/fulltext/S2405-8033(23)00230-3#secst0060

 

EU Directorate Publishes Light Pollution Mitigation Guidelines

https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/5727bc7c-843c-11ee-99ba-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-296551457

 

Illuminated Bridges Block Fish Migrations

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1439179123000658?via%3Dihub=

 

DST Spikes Searches for ‘Insomnia’ ‘Xanax’

https://jcircadianrhythms.com/articles/10.5334/jcr.230

 

28 States Have ‘Trigger’ Laws for the End of DST

https://www.npr.org/2023/11/02/1210212060/daylight-saving-time-states-2023

 

Cannabis, Might be Better as a Sleep Aid than Other Options

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/is-cannabis-more-effective-than-other-sleep-aids

 

Online Petition Seeks “National Space Day for Light Pollution Reduction”

https://www.change.org/p/establish-a-national-space-day-for-light-pollution-reduction

 

Conservationists Once Again Raise Concerns over US-Mexico Border Lighting

https://kjzz.org/content/1863538/advocates-fear-wildlife-dark-sky-effects-when-stadium-lights-turn-us-mexico-border

 

Panama City, FL Celebrates Record Year for Turtle Nesting

https://www.newsherald.com/story/news/local/2023/11/17/pcb-tags-record-number-of-green-sea-turtle-nests-during-2023-season/71607348007/

 

St John County, FL Sets Turtle Record, Too

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2023-sea-turtle-nesting-season-150215713.html

 

FT Myers Beach Lighting Raises Concerns Over Safety from Drivers

https://winknews.com/2023/11/21/concerns-rise-for-dimly-lit-roads-across-fort-myers-beach/

 

Chicago Named Bird Strike Capital of America

https://www.biographic.com/city-of-glass/

 

DC Decorative Lighting in December is the Brightest in the US
https://www.washingtonian.com/2023/11/29/good-news-for-aliens-dc-has-americas-brightest-holiday-lights-as-seen-from-space/

 

Sinks Canyon State Park, WY Recognized by DarkSky

https://darksky.org/news/sinks-canyon-state-park-named-first-international-dark-sky-park-in-wyoming/

 

London Rejects Sphere Bid

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-67477770

 

Lewes, Delaware Discusses Light Pollution Ordinance

https://www.wrde.com/news/lewes-subcommittee-looking-towards-light-pollution-remedies/article_9923725e-8818-11ee-948c-f7e8a45f8246.html

 

Ditto Guelph, ON
https://www.guelphtoday.com/grounded/guelph-shines-light-on-possible-creation-of-dark-sky-bylaw-7887070

 

Ditto Ditto, Northampton, Mass
https://www.gazettenet.com/Proposed-ordinance-for-new-lighting-standards-53098245

 

Ely, NV Business Critique Proposed Power Plant

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/trains-stargazing-put-ely-on-the-map-critics-fear-clean-energy-project-could-undo-that

 

Fairfax County Approves Observatory Lighting Bylaw

https://www.ffxnow.com/2023/11/28/county-board-approves-zoning-changes-to-curb-light-pollution-in-great-falls/

 

Watch Residents Sue County Council over LDS Temple Approval

https://www.kpcw.org/wasatch-county/2023-11-30/residents-sue-wasatch-county-over-heber-valley-temple-approval

Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal Nominated for a World Responsible Tourism Award

https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/focus/article/dark-sky-alqueva-pioneering-starlight-tourism-on-earth/

 

Kitt Peak National Observatory, Near Tucson, AZ Offering Overnight Stays

https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/travel/spend-a-night-in-a-space-observatory-what-its-like-34003994?mod=e2tw

 

DSI Seeks Your Recipes
https://form.jotform.com/233228939000048

 

Lettuce Farm Lighting in Temple, TX is a Source for Comedy

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/sky-is-pink-texas-18507060.php

 

89-News

Highlights from the Darkness News are:

  • Updates From DarkSky International
  • Vision Charts
  • Highway Disco
  • Wasatch LDS Temple Update

 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Hosted the IAU Symposium on Dark Sky and Astronomical Heritage

https://ebc.et/english/newsdetails.aspx?newsid=3967

 

DarkSky Names Awards Winners
https://darksky.org/news/announcing-the-2023-darksky-award-winners/

 

DSI Recognizes Sopotnia Wielka, in Jeleśnia, Poland

https://lightedmag.com/international-dark-sky-names-first-community-in-poland/

 

Saguaro National Park in AZ is Now and Urban Night Sky Place

https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2023/11/15/saguaro-national-park-urban-night-sky-place/71582840007/

 

Travis Longcore Compiles Photopigment Peak Sensitivities and Response Curves 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1439179123000506#sec0006

 

ALAN is Bad for Bats

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989423003645

Lights under one lx still reduce foraging activity by 40%

 

Part-Night Lighting Is Worse than Full-Night Lighting for Oysters

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969723056796

 

Aspen, CO Hears New Lighting Regs
https://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-city-staff-proposes-new-lighting-regulations/

 

Golden Gate Park, SF Plans to Host Light Shows; Draws Complaints

https://48hills.org/2023/11/an-ongoing-private-light-show-in-golden-gate-park-who-knew/

 

Folly Beach, SC Switches 37 Lights for Turtle Safety

https://www.southernliving.com/folly-beach-sc-turtle-friendly-lights-8387357

 

Sarasota, FL Has Record Year for Turtles

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-sarasota-manatee/biologists-see-record-number-of-green-sea-turtle-nests-in-sarasota-manatee-counties

 

Terrell Heights, TX Votes No on Adding Street Lighting

https://78209magazine.com/terrell-heights-residents-say-no-to-street-lights/

 

China Tests Laser Light Shows Over Highways for Driver Alertness

https://boingboing.net/2023/11/09/laser-light-show-on-freeway-meant-to-keep-drivers-from-falling-asleep-video.html

 

LDS Agrees to Dim Lights at Heber Valley, UT

https://www.deseret.com/2023/11/9/23951593/heber-valley-utah-temple-approved-for-latter-day-saints-after-lighting-controversy 

 

86-News

Highlights from the Darkness News are:

  • The Royal Society Publications this Month
  • LDS Project Updates
  • Virginia Observatories vs Private Residents
  • NASA’s Turtles

 

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Publishes All-Light Pollution Issue

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/toc/rstb/2023/378/1892

 

Forge and Lumileds Partner on Better Outdoor Lighting

https://www.architecturalssl.com/innovation/research-and-development/article/33013677/forge-and-lumileds-partner-to-provide-lighting-solutions-that-preserve-dark-skies

 

California Polytechnic State University Begins 5 Year Mission to Study Light and Noise Pollution’s Effects on Songbirds

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/scientists-launch-5-year-study-on-how-noise-and-light-affect-songbirds/article_edc10f3a-6782-11ee-b8a7-67afb76a9eb0.html

 

Hobbyist Conservation Begin Work on Saving UK Glow Worms

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/46792/20231029/young-conservationist-embarks-journey-save-glow-worms-insect-sees-significant.htm

 

Survey Says: 83% of French People Fear Dark Roads

https://time.news/83-of-french-people-feel-more-vulnerable-on-the-road-in-the-dark/

 

Iowa Wind Farms Switch from Red Light to Radar

https://kscj.com/2023/10/20/radar-system-may-eliminate-wind-turbine-night-lights/

 

Michigan DNR Begins Migration Awareness Campaign

https://www.fox17online.com/news/dnr-gives-tips-to-avoid-bird-collisions-as-many-migrate-south-through-michigan

 

Outdoor Mall in Kalamazoo, MI Has Opted for DarkSky Approved Fixtures

https://wkfr.com/ixp/690/p/kalamazoo-dark-sky-lights/

 

NS Coastal Protection Act Includes Rules for Lighting

https://headtopics.com/ca/the-sky-guy-light-and-what-it-does-47665186

 

NS Students Invited to Count Stars

https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/lifestyles/dark-skies-students-invited-to-count-stars-to-pinpoint-areas-of-light-pollution-in-southwestern-ns-100906669/

 

Wasatch County Planning Committee Recommends LDS Temple Plan

https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/plan-recommended-to-build-controversial-lds-temple-in-heber-city

 

LDS Temple Proposed for Cody, WY Goes to Court

https://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_193d5ce0-7368-11ee-a23e-2beb82b8b483.html

 

Fairfax County, VA to Limit Lighting on Private Property Near New Observatory

https://www.gazetteleader.com/fairfax/news/planning-commission-backs-lighting-rules-around-observatory-7732767

 

NASA’s Kennedy Center Has Record Year for Turtle Nests

https://southfloridareporter.com/record-number-of-sea-turtles-hatch-at-nasa-spaceport/

84-News2

Highlights from the darkness news are:

  • Scientific Consensus
  • 1000 Bird Strikes in One Night
  • Chile Restores Darkness
  • Light Pollution is Brain Pollution

 

Day and Night Light Exposure are Associated with Psychiatric Disorders

https://www.nature.com/articles/s44220-023-00135-8

 

Circadian Disruption Causes Neuroinflammation

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889159123002593

 

Circadian Disruption Linked with Weight Gain

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-023-05347-3#Sec8

 

Light Pollution is Shrinking American Bat Habitats

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.10.11.561893v1

 

248 Scientists Form Consensus on Need for Human-Centric Light

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphot.2023.1272934/full

 

Salvidor Bará: Wind Farms Are Too Bright

https://zenodo.org/records/8415031

 

New Device Helps Astrophotographers

https://www.space.com/astronomy-light-pollution-streetlight-hack

 

Chicago Had 1000 Fatal Bird Strikes in One Night

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/nation/2023/10/06/record-bird-deaths-chicago-window-collisions-prevention/71088350007/

 

France to Begin Fining Stores for Leaving their Lights on After Hours

https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/france-to-fine-stores-for-leaving-their-lights-on-too-long

 

Chile Has a New National Lighting Standard

https://www.eso.org/public/announcements/annlang23002-es-cl/?lang=

 

UK Parliament Discusses Light Pollution, Pushes Topic to Regional Governments

https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2023-10-16/debates/D134372D-13EF-4F37-913E-887A6FA60269/ProtectionOfDarkSkies

 

Nottinghamshire County, UK Cuts Lighting; Sees No Downsides

https://headtopics.com/uk/residents-use-torches-as-led-lights-leave-big-pockets-of-darkness-46136125

 

Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Grants Program Partners with FL State Parks

https://www.wwlp.com/business/press-releases/ein-presswire/661196839/florida-state-parks-foundation-partners-with-sea-turtle-grants-program-for-utvs-educational-kits-in-state-parks/

 

Sanibel, FL has Record Year for Turtles

https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/lee-county/sanibel-record-high-number-of-loggerhead-turtles-recorded-on-island

 

Savannah State University Starts Charting Beach Lighting from the Turtle’s Perspective

https://www.gpb.org/news/2023/10/11/researchers-are-generating-turtles-eye-view-of-the-beach-save-georgias-baby-sea

 

Cave Creek, AZ Works on Dark Sky Status

https://sonorannews.com/2023/10/17/cc-dark-sky-working-towards-dark-sky-certification-status-with-dark-sky-international/

 

Suffolk Villages Begins Work on Dark Sky Status

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/23858711.suffolk-parish-council-bidding-dark-skies-status/?ref=rss

 

Orem, Utah Citizens Petition for Light Pollution Ordinance

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/2023/oct/17/orem-citizen-petitions-for-ordinance-change-to-reduce-nighttime-light-pollution/

 

East Yorkshire Farm is Blasting Pink Light After Dark

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/cause-stranger-things-pink-lights-125247359.html

 

Lyon, France Will Cut the Lights Between 2 and 4:30 AM

https://newsrnd.com/news/2023-10-14-why-will-lyon-be-plunged-into-darkness-on-saturday-night-.ryeJl20PbT.html

 

Qualicum Beach Gets Dimmer, Warmer LEDs after Citizen Complaints

https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/local-news/qualicum-beach-installs-new-led-lights-to-address-resident-complaints-5888618

 

High Desert Museum in Oregon Starts Darkness Push

https://www.darkskyoregon.org/gotstars

84-News

Highlights from the darkness news are:

  • ALAN Linked with Breast Cancer
  • France Powers Ahead on Night Conservation
  • Border Protection Suspend Nature Protections
  • Blue-Filtering Lenses Not Recommended

 

The Regional Natural Park of Vercors has been Designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve

https://lightedmag.com/vercors-named-fifth-international-dark-sky-reserve-in-france/

 

Morvan Regional Park Might Be the Next

https://time.news/morvan-in-the-race-to-become-an-international-dark-sky-reserve/

 

France’s Dark Sky Parks Form Strategic Policy Alliance

https://www.archyde.com/pyrenees-this-congress-at-the-summit-of-the-pic-du-midi-addresses-a-problem-that-is-still-too-little-known/

 

ANPCEN Survey show 94% french people want less private light at night
https://www.lemonde.fr/m-perso/article/2023/09/30/contre-la-pollution-de-la-lumiere-artificielle-les-defenseurs-de-la-nuit-se-mobilisent_6191738_4497916.html

 

DarkSky Recognizes Mexico’s First Urban Night Sky Place

https://lightedmag.com/darksky-recognizes-mexicos-first-urban-night-sky-place/

 

West Marin County, CA Begins work on DarkSky Designation

https://dnyuz.com/2023/09/25/a-bay-area-community-wants-to-protect-its-dark-skies/

 

Beckinridge, CO is Applying for DarkSky Recognition

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/breckenridge-officials-aim-to-get-back-on-track-to-become-a-dark-sky-community/

 

DarkSky Recognizes Sport Fields in Ackerman IL

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/adam-kreuzer-bab084239_activity-7110966108345552896-iDr1/

 

Lights at Crystal Lake’s Lippold Park Adds Shields

https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/2023/09/24/lights-at-crystal-lakes-lippold-park-will-have-shields-installed-after-residents-complaints/

 

Historic Bisbee High School Will Not Get Facade Uplights

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/proposed-lighting-for-new-housing-project-at-historic-bisbee-high-school-site-nixed-by-council/article_f2f1a6b8-5be3-11ee-9391-b3b3290fb0c3.html

 

Londoners Push Back on a Local Version of the Vegas Sphere

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/10/02/las-vegas-sphere-concert-venue-james-dolan-stratford/

 

Mā‘alaea Installs Bird and Turtle Safe Lighting

https://krdo.com/news/2023/09/25/seabird-friendly-lighting-installed-at-parking-lot/

 

Oahu Begins Awareness Campaign for Turtle Season

https://news.yahoo.com/reduced-light-caution-urged-during-160200977.html

 

Ottawa Takes Complaints Over Turtle Safety

https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/level/university/1/1041419/wildlife-mitigating-measures-no-help-for-ottawa-s-freshwater-turtles.html

 

Palm Beach Sued Over Sea Turtle Safety

https://www.wptv.com/news/protecting-paradise/animal-rights-group-prepared-to-sue-town-of-palm-beach-over-sea-turtle-safety

 

US DHS Waives 26 federal protections to expand 10 sections of border security infrastructure

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/10/05/ajpu-o05.html

 

Blue Light Exposure in Male Rats Leads to Early Puberty

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1002359

 

Unhealthy Noise and Light Levels for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients

https://shmpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jhm.13218?af=R

 

German Study Confirms Link Between ALAN and Breast Cancer

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10654-023-01048-7

 

AAO Does Not Recommend Blue Filter Lenses

https://kslnewsradio.com/2043517/blue-light-blocking-glasses-not-reccomended-by-aao/

 

Blue Walker 3 Satellites are the 4th Brightest Thing in the Sky

https://www.space.com/bluewalker-3-prototype-satellite-brightest-objects-sky

 

Don’t Flash Lights into Housing at Night

https://twitter.com/ChudsOfTikTok/status/1705786177394008182

83 News

Highlights from the darkness news are:

 – Charting New Harms of ALAN

 – Speakers from Under One Sky

 – Bird’s Eye Views Are Shrinking

 – Pandas Get Jet-Lag

 

 

Light at Night Will Kill You

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.09.08.23295231v1

 

Dim Light at Night Makes Alzheimer’s Worse

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11357-023-00932-0#Sec13

 

Reducing Light at Night Reduces Stress During Pregnancy

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-023-16655-y

 

IES Offers Nighttime Lighting Program

https://lightedmag.com/ies-offers-nighttime-lighting-program/

 

DSI’s Under One Sky Names Keynote Speakers

https://darksky.org/news/under-one-sky-2023-conference-keynotes-announced/

 

High temperatures are moving agricultural work in the NE to nighttime

https://www.pressherald.com/2023/09/11/extreme-heat-is-forcing-americas-farmers-to-go-nocturnal/

 

Light Pollution is Harming Marine Life

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.4011

 

Urban, Non-migratory Songbirds Eyes Are Getting Smaller

https://phys.org/news/2023-09-urban-pollution-linked-smaller-eyes.html

 

Mouse Metabolism linked with seasonal lighting changes

https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(23)00300-5#secsectitle0075

 

Circadian Misalignment Leads to Changes in Panda Activity

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1188566/full

 

Fort Myers, Fl Has Worst Year for Turtles

https://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/2023/09/10/fort-myers-beach-faces-one-of-its-worst-years-for-sea-turtle-disorientations/

 

Ft Worth TX Tracks Bird Strikes

https://fortworthreport.org/2023/09/17/downtown-fort-worth-buildings-are-deadly-for-migrating-birds-researchers-are-keeping-track/

 

Hehuan Mountain Dark Sky park in Taiwan Might Lose Status after illuminated signs pump out too much light

https://twitter.com/taiwanplusnews/status/1704140789151080803

 

Man Seeks to Add Lighting Bylaws to Clayton, NC After Neighbor Adds 20+ Flood Lamps to Back Yard

https://restorationnewsmedia.com/articles/local-news-johnstonian/homeowner-says-he-lives-next-door-to-sports-complex/#google_vignette

 

Coconino County to Modernize Lighting Bylaws

https://fronterasdesk.org/content/1857662/coconino-county-seeks-public-input-modernize-dark-sky-ordinance

 

Boulder City, NV Council had a hands on with new lighting

https://bouldercityreview.com/news/council-meeting-has-show-and-tell-for-street-lighting-77549/

 

SpaceX Plans New Non-reflective Coating

https://driveteslacanada.ca/spacex/spacex-to-reduce-light-pollution-from-starlink-satellites-via-in-house-tech/