Reference Websites & Articles on:


  1. Light Pollution

  2. Dark Skies Policies

  3. Best Practices other communities are applying

  • National geographic – Our vanishing night
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/light-pollution/klinkenborg-text
        ...for humans, too, light pollution may take a biological toll. At least one new study has suggested a direct correlation between higher rates of breast cancer in women and the nighttime brightness of their neighborhoods.  In most cities the sky looks as though it has been emptied of stars, leaving behind a vacant haze. ... it can also affect migration schedules ... bat began to vanish after streetlights were installed ... Insects, of course, cluster around streetlights,  ...etc

 Reference: 

International Dark-Sky Association
3225 North First Avenue; Tucson, AZ 85719
http://www.darksky.org/

 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
120 Wall Street, Floor 17, New York, NY 10005-4001
212-248-5000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              212-248-5000
http://www.iesna.org