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Light Pollution - ABC Podcast


At 30 mins - did you know that 'the light pollution produced by street lamps, advertising boards, floodlights

and our homes is so bad that 80% of the world's population lives in the haze of a perpetual glow in the hours of darkness'. Laura Paddison says that 'light pollution is growing at twice the rate of global population increase'. She explains the effect this can have insects, animals and humans and tells us the heartbreaking story of a 'mass collision' event involving birds in Philadelphia. She also tells us what some cities are doing to dime their lights and what we can do at home to help minimise light pollution. Close the curtains and turn some lights out.


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