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Artificial Light Impacting Coral Reef Species: A Case Study

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Each month, IDA’s Director of Conservation, Ashley Wilson, tackles a new piece of scientific research regarding light pollution and breaks it down for us in a blog post. As a resident of sunny Florida, I… Read more

Pollinator Week 2021: Celebrating Nocturnal Pollinators

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The busy bee. The fluttering butterfly. The thirsty, feisty hummingbird. These are the creatures we most commonly associate with pollination. And while their roles are central to this process, the concept of “out of sight… Read more

IDA Celebrates Endangered Species Day

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Every year on the third Friday in May, people all around the world celebrate Endangered Species Day by learning about and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. Light pollution has significant impacts on… Read more

New Program Launches to Save Migrating Birds in Colorado, USA

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DENVER, COLORADO, USA (April 20, 2021)—The National Audubon Society, the International Dark-sky Association, and Denver Audubon have teamed up to launch Lights Out Colorado, a new program that aims to help Coloradans save millions of birds as… Read more

Bat Week: Shedding (Some) Light on Bats

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In celebration of Bat Week, we have teamed up with Bat Conservation International (BCI) to learn about bats. This article was created in collaboration with BCI and written by Dr. Kristen Lear, Endangered Species Interventions… Read more

Light Pollution Research Shows Humans and Wildlife Can Coexist

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It is no secret that light pollution has an impact on wildlife.  For billions of years, all life has relied on Earth’s predictable rhythm of day and night. It’s encoded in the DNA of all… Read more

Light Pollution Poses Threat to Migrating Birds

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Across the northern hemisphere, the sights and sounds of migrating birds are a sure sign of spring. As temperatures warm and plants bloom, eager birders await the arrival of summer residents like warblers, tanagers, vireos… Read more

Protect Our Species from Light Pollution this Earth Day

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Established in 1970, Earth Day has brought attention to the many issues impacting the environment for decades. The Earth Day Network estimates that over one billion people in 192 countries will take part in Earth… Read more

Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife

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  by Callum Macgregor Postdoctoral research associate, University of York Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get… Read more

Artificial Light Affects Zooplankton in Arctic

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During the polar night in the high Arctic, a team of scientists discovered “that certain aspects of the polar marine ecosystems are extremely sensitive to potential light pollution and that traditional sampling techniques are insufficient… Read more