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Bird Migration Dramatically Altered by High-intensity Urban Light Installation

By: Meg Schader for the International Dark-Sky Association Tribute in Light in New York City projects two beams of light into the sky as an annual memorial to the victims of 9/11. The tribute also […] Read More

Five Years of Satellite Images Show Global Light Pollution Increasing at a Rate of Two Percent Per Year

Five Years of Satellite Images Show Global Light Pollution Increasing at a Rate of Two Percent Per Year Image

Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each […] Read More

Big Bend Ranch State Park Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park Image

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and IDA are proud to announce that Big Bend Ranch State Park (BBRSP) has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the fourth Texas State Park […] Read More

Obed Wild and Scenic River Becomes an IDA International Dark Sky Park

Obed Wild and Scenic River Becomes an IDA International Dark Sky Park Image

The National Park Service and IDA are pleased to announce that Obed Wild & Scenic River (WSR) in Tennessee, U.S., has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. With this designation, Obed WSR is now […] Read More

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