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IDA Announces Criteria for Community-Friendly Outdoor Sports Lighting

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IDA’s mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible lighting. The need for environmentally responsible outdoor lighting that balances the human need for light with… Read More

Harvard Law School Student Studies Light Pollution Case Law for IDA

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Tucson, AZ — Harvard Law School student, Iris Zhou, performed a three-week internship at IDA Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona where she researched case law related to light pollution. As a part of her internship, Zhou… Read More

Dark Skies Forever Endowment Campaign

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  Since it was founded in 1988, the International Dark-Sky Association has been an important and necessary voice in conservation around light pollution. With your support, IDA has guided individuals and organizations who are concerned… Read More

West Nile Virus Infectious Longer in Birds Exposed to Artificial Light at Night

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Artificial light at night doesn’t just affect our ability to see the stars — it also impacts complex ecological interactions and disease transmission factors, with the potential to have profound effects on human health.   What… Read More

New Zealand Night Sky Enthusiasts Protect the Dark

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Martinborough, New Zealand, is highly regarded internationally for producing fine wines, olive oil and food within a rural environment of outstanding natural beauty. For some time, the community has enjoyed breathtakingly clear views of the… Read More

Fountain Hills, Arizona, Named World’s 17th International Dark Sky Community

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The Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, U.S., has been awarded International Dark Sky Community status, one of only two International Dark Sky Communities located near major metropolitan areas. It is the seventeenth community to earn… Read More

First International Dark-Sky Reserve In The U.S. Designated

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An area spanning more than 3,600 square kilometers (1,400 square miles) in central Idaho, U.S., has been designated as the nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. IDA today announced the accreditation of the Central Idaho… Read More

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

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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

Reclaiming the Night: Policy and Technology as Tools of Change

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Register now! Early-bird Registration has been extended through October 14, 2017. The IDA membership gathers annually to share new ideas and a mutual passion for dark skies. When engineers, designers, planners, architects, astronomers, and dark… Read More

International Dark-Sky Association Recognizes 2017 Award Winners

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IDA Awards recognize and share the exemplary achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission. U.S. and international dark sky heroes are recognized for their contributions to combatting light pollution. The 2017… Read More