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Lights at Night Turn Nocturnal Pollinators Off

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Pollination is essential for the reproduction of many plant species. Some flowering plants rely on the wind or water to spread their pollen, but most depend on animals for pollination. Insects like bees, moths, and… Read More

The Business of Being a Community

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IDA is Seeking Sponsors to Step Up for Dark Skies IDA’s mission to protect our world’s dark skies from devastating light pollution calls out to everyone for their own brand of support—something that reflects their… Read More

Fireflies Need the Dark to Talk with Light

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The Effects of Light Pollution on Fireflies As light pollution spreads across our planet, we have to venture to more remote areas to enjoy the night skies. This is a minor inconvenience compared to the… Read More

“All Living Things on Earth Need and Deserve a Night Sky”

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  Growing up on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific exposed me to one of the darkest and least light polluted skies on earth. As a child, I would marvel at the impossibly huge number… Read More

Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife

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Next week, as night falls, people across the USA and around the world will be found huddled in groups, waiting, staring into bright light sources. This is not some strange cult or ritual; in fact… Read More

Seabird Fatalities Caused by Artificial Lights

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By guest writer Airam Rodríguez, postdoctoral researcher at Estación Biológica de Doñana CSIC, Spain Human alteration of natural light levels in the environment increases every year and leads to the loss of natural nightscapes worldwide. Light… Read More

NPR’s WGCU Brings Florida Listeners to Big Cypress National Preserve Dark Sky Park

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Jessica Meszaros, the host of All Things Considered for WGCU News in Southwest Florida, takes listeners to a star party at Big Cypress National Preserve, an International Dark Sky Park. The story includes interviews with… Read More

IDA Weighs In On Interior Department’s Review of 21 National Monuments

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In response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s proposed rulemaking to review the status of 21 National Monuments, IDA has provided extensive written comments urging the continued protection of the National Monuments and their… Read More

Bodmin Moor First UK Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty To Achieve IDA Dark Sky Park Status

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Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape, confirming its status as one of Cornwall’s star attractions and making it the first International Dark Sky Place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty… Read More

Message from Co-Founder Tim Hunter

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  THE CHALLENGE IS DAUNTING BUT THE SOLUTION IS WITHIN OUR REACH Help IDA Save Dark Skies   I grew up in the 1950’s in Arlington Heights, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The skies… Read More