Light pollution: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Study: Traffic Noise affects physiology and reproductive health of birds

Published: October 26, 2019

The Study published in the Conservation Biology Journal noted that the chicks of birds that were exposed to noise were smaller than the ones in quiet nests. On the whole 88 birds were put under observation. They were split into two group. One half were bred in noisy environment and the other half were bred ..

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Nights are getting brighter : The light pollution

Published: April 6, 2019

   As we have begun working in night too, excess light is dumped into the environments at nights. This is endangering ecosystems and harming animals. This is because their life cycles depend on dark. We are endangering ourselves by altering the biochemical rhythms. The International Dark Sky association defines light pollution as the excessive use ..

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Earth Hour observed across the World

Published: March 27, 2017

The eleventh edition of the Earth Hour was observed across the world on 25 March 2017 to take a global call on climate change. To mark this day, cities worldwide turned their lights off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. This year millions of people from some 170 countries and territories had taken ..

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China sets up first dark sky reserve in Tibet to limit light pollution

Published: June 24, 2016

China has established country’s first dark sky reserve for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India. The reserve was jointly launched by the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (GDF) and the regional government of Tibet. Dark-sky reserve: It is an area that is kept free of artificial light ..

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