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Light pollution -- it's not just the bane of light sleepers and frustrated astronomers. It also is tinkering with the biological cycles of all kinds of living things, including us! SciShow takes you behind the glare to understand the effects of artificial light and how we can fight this pollution of the night sky.
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Sources:
http://www.darksky.org/
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/lp.html
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/light-pollution/klinkenborg-text
http://today.uchc.edu/headlines/2007/nov07/graveyard/ late shift/cancer link?
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/the-bortle-dark-sky-scale/
http://physics.fau.edu/observatory/lightpol.html
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-316-18290-4
http://www.wildlandscpr.org/biblio-notes/effects-artificial-lighting-wildlife
http://www.npr.org/2013/03/03/173365741/turning-it-down-cities-combat-light-pollution-by-going-dim
http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/node/21391 - cancer link?
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/night-lights-worsen-smog/
http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/Pages/Factsheet_CircadianRhythms.aspx
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3002207/ - breast cancer link
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/20/1557.full - cancer
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/236731.php - cancer
http://www.darkskiesawareness.org/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2627884/ - health effects
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/the-bortle-dark-sky-scale/
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=194 -astronomy
http://mthamilton.ucolick.org/public/lighting/Pollution2.html - astronomy
http://web.archive.org/web/20090711211312/http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/local/publiclighting/index.html
http://www.popmatters.com/review/132084-brilliant-the-evolution-of-artificial-light-by-jane-brox/
http://loke.as.arizona.edu/~ckulesa/camp/spectroscopy_intro.html - spectograph
http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~annh/PATCH/spectroscopy.html
http://www.livescience.com/33156-moths-drawn-artificial-lights.html
http://www.wisegeek.org/why-are-insects-attracted-to-light.htm
http://archive.audubonmagazine.org/darksideoflight.html
http://darksky.org/night-sky-conservation/88-international-dark-sky-communities
http://darksky.org/idsp/Guidelines/IDSC%20Guidelines%20Final-May13-BP.pdf - dark sky guidelines
http://www.pbs.org/pov/citydark/photo_gallery_background.php?photo=8
http://www.npr.org/2013/03/03/173365741/turning-it-down-cities-combat-light-pollution-by-going-dim
http://lumennow.org/lumens-vs-watts/

Tagged under: light pollution,astronomy,observations,spectrographs,circadian rhythms,animals,animal behavior,biological cycles,lumens,night sky,positive phototaxis,Bortle scale,science,sci show,hank green

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