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Light pollution: How lockdown has darkened our skies

Light pollution: How lockdown has darkened our skies

Science
One of the positive impacts of lockdown is that there has been a big reduction in light pollution. A nationwide star count found a 10% drop in the amount of people who could only see 10 or fewer stars, an indicator of severe light pollution.Light pollution can impact human health and wildlife by disturbing biological cycles and behaviours.The BBC's Justin Rowlatt visited the Kielder Observatory in Northumberland, an area that benefits from some of the darkest skies in England, to explore the impact of less light.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
New light shed on Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’

New light shed on Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’

Science
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Government defends Cumbria coal mine green light

Government defends Cumbria coal mine green light

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Light pollution’s wasted energy seen from space

Light pollution’s wasted energy seen from space

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Mexico rights agency says migrants held without light, water

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Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with those without symptomsByThe Associated PressOctober 23, 2020, 9:35 PM• 1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Friday that some migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with some without symptoms.The governmental commission said one facility in southern Chiapas state lacked enough face masks and hand gel, and said social distancing measures are not being followed.It said some Central Americans are being held at another improvised facility that doesn’t have electrical service or running water.There, 19 ...