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Light pollution is affecting 'more than half' of key wildlife areas causing disruption to plants and animals' natural cycles

Light pollution is affecting the skies over more than half of our planet's key wildlife areas and is likely to increase, warns a new study.  Less than a third of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) were found to have completely pristine night skies not polluted to the zenith, the point in the sky directly overhead.  According to the research conducted on behalf of conservation group Birdlife International, more than half of KBAs lie entirely under artificially bright skies.  Light pollution artificially brightens the sky and has been linked to a variety of negative impacts in ecosystems affecting microbes, plants and many animals.  Read more...

 

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