Light Pollution is the easiest pollutant to fix....

    From Manchán Magan's "One Change" column in The Irish Times:

    Of all the forms of pollution that beset us, light pollution might be the easiest to tackle. Night-time illumination from Ireland nearly doubled in the two decades to 2014, such that 95 per cent of the country now has night skies that appear brighter towards the horizon due to electric lighting, according to Prof Brian Espey of the School of Physics at TCD. This matters from an energy perspective, but also for wildlife and our mental wellbeing.

     

    #LightPollution #MayoDarkSkyPark

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    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/light-pollution-the-easiest-pollution-to-tackle-1.4511850?mode=amp

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