Why is it bad and how can it be eliminated?
General discussions of light pollution
- an article from Wikipedia
Dark Sky Society
- Supports educational and legislative efforts to eliminate light pollution.
International Dark-Sky Association
New York Times Editorial: A Little Less Light
Dark Sky Initiative
- a web site maintained by Jack Troeger
Dark Sky Camping
- why excess outdoor lighting should be avoided
Effects on human, animal and plant health
Missing the Dark: Health Effects of Light Pollution
- Environmental Health Perspectives
, 1 (2009)
Light pollution may contribute to breast and colon cancer.
Abstract of paper by Dr. Stephen M. Pauley
Summary of paper by Dr. Pauley, with 79 references to related papers.
Does Night Lighting Harm Trees?
NEMA Announces Consensus Legislative Proposal On Outdoor Lighting Standards
Outdoor Lighting Code, Ames, Iowa Ordinance No. 3528
Massachusetts: An Act to Promote Energy Efficient Lighting, Conserve Energy, Regulate Outdoor Night Lighting, and Reduce Light Pollution.
NY Moves to Regulate Illumination
. This web site, administered by the New Jersey Astronomical Association, has many links to articles on light pollution.
These pages are maintained by
. Last updated on Feb. 25, 2011.