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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 [...]

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

  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…
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The Night Sky and You: Solar Eclipse Thumbnail

By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night…
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Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife Thumbnail

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…
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Seabird Fatalities Caused by Artificial Lights Thumbnail

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

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…
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The Night Sky and You

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IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night. Look up at the night sky…
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IDA Weighs In On Interior Department’s Review of 21 National Monuments Thumbnail

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…
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The Mission to Preserve Dark Skies is Critical and Inspiring Thumbnail

"I DON'T WANT TO SEE THE NIGHT SKY FLOODED WITH LIGHT POLLUTION ANY MORE THAN I WANT TO SEE THE DAYTIME SKIES DARKENED WITH SMOG" -Keith Ashley, IDA Associate Director of Philanthropy   When I…
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Bodmin Moor First UK Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty To Achieve IDA Dark Sky Park Status Thumbnail

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…
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On behalf of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), and as Chair of its Awards Committee, I am pleased to announce the start of this year’s annual awards nominations process and program. As you will note…
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