The Impact of Light Pollution

By: Chalise Fisher


Light pollution is the excessive use of artificial light in cases where it is not necessary.

It wastes energy, interferes with astronomical research, and can have damaging health effects.

Light pollution affects ecosystems and can have negative impacts on nocturnal wildlife and even mess with the migration patterns of certain animals.

The good thing is that light pollution can be easily reduced by only using lights when necessary, using energy efficient bulbs and shielding excess light when you can.

It does not hurt to shed a little light to turn off the light

Resources:

https://www.globeatnight.org/light-pollution.php

http://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/wildlife/