Switch it off!: How light pollution disorients ecosystems

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Impact of light pollution Synopsis: Excessive use of light in urban areas has negative impact on human and animal life. Analysis of the impact and mitigation measures that can be taken. Context Watching the night sky, the stars and other astronomical objects is an absolute delight. While one may still… Continue reading Switch it off!: How light pollution disorients ecosystems

Skyglow forces dung beetles to abandon the Milky Way as their compass

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Impact of light pollution on the environment Synopsis: Researchers used Dung beetle to study the impact of the growing light pollution on our environment. What is Skyglow? Globally, nights are becoming ever brighter. This light floods directly into the eyes of animals that are active at night and also into the… Continue reading Skyglow forces dung beetles to abandon the Milky Way as their compass