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November 24, 2017

Nights getting brighter all around the world

  • The findings shatter the long-held notion that more energy efficient lighting would decrease light pollution.
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included.

    A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth's artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2 percent a year from 2012 to 2016. So did nighttime brightness.

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