Request for support for a petition to reduce light pollution at night in New Zealand

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The following is a guest post by Nalayini Brito-Davies, Vice President of the IDA Board of Directors. As with most countries in the world, New Zealand is seeing its night skies come under threat from… Read more

IDA appeals FCC approval of SpaceX Gen2 satellite constellation

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On December 29, 2022, IDA lodged an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of the order of the Federal Communications Commission: In the Matter of Space Exploration Holdings… Read more

Pursuing Europe-wide action on light pollution

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Europe is the most light-polluted continent, but a bold initiative from the Czech Republic seeks to reverse that. To support a proposal for EU-wide action on light pollution from the Czech Republic, IDA has developed… Read more

International Dark Sky Places Program Advocacy – A Review of 2020-2021 Annual Reports

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One of the primary goals of an International Dark Sky Place is to encourage communities and protected areas to become environmental leaders by communicating the importance of dark skies to the general public and providing… Read more

A Values-Centered Approach to Nighttime Conservation

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IDA’s Board of Directors adopted a policy implementing the Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting on January 28, 2021. The Policy is intended to inform IDA’s ongoing work to protect the night from light pollution… Read more

United Kingdom Parliamentary Group Issues First Dark-Sky Policy Plan

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dark Skies today released the United Kingdom’s first comprehensive plan for combating light pollution. The plan consists of ten policy recommendations to the UK government that aim to modernize the… Read more

The Human Environment Includes Orbital Space

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By Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director Protecting the night from light pollution for all living things requires bold action. Today, we call on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and all who value the dark… Read more

What Does Lettuce Have To Do With My Night Sky?

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by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy Residents of cities in towns in North America and Europe increasingly report strange glows in the night sky. Arizonans see their skies light up bright purple… Read more

Mexico’s Environmental Law Will Now Include Regulation of Light Pollution

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by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy and Amanda Gormley Director of Communication The Senate of Mexico unanimously endorsed legislation that classifies light pollution as a form of environmental pollution this November. The… Read more

NIGHTS OVER TUCSON: How the Tucson, Arizona, LED Conversion Improved the Quality of the Night

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Can a lighting retrofit in a growing metropolitan city save energy, maintain safety standards, and protect the starry night sky? __ Tucson, Arizona, is a major metropolitan city in the southwest United States. The city… Read more