26 May '12, 5am

The Dangers of Light Pollution on Insect Ecosystems | Care2 Causes

The Dangers of Light Pollution on Insect Ecosystems | Care2 Causes

Urban astronomers and insomniacs aren’t the only ones affected by light pollution. New research shines a sickly-orange spotlight on the impact our streetlights may have on insect populations and biodiversity. “Insects provide crucial services to humans, such as pollination and decomposition to organic matter,” researcher Thomas Davies told Discovery News . “We are facing an insect biodiversity crisis.” Davies and his team, who are members of the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute, conducted an experiment using insect traps in Helston, Cornwall, UK. For three days and nights, they placed the traps near streetlights and measured them 30 minutes before sunrise and sunset. The traps that were closest to streetlights picked up a significantly higher number of bugs, even during the day. By the end of the study, researchers found a total of 1,194 inve...

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