30 Jul '16, 1am

Development threatens the night skies above our wildlands. Learn more:

Development threatens the night skies above our wildlands. Learn more:

Though some of us grapple with a fear of the dark in our formative years, many Americans don’t truly know the meaning of the term . With cities growing and outdoor lighting still largely inefficient, light pollution has obscured clear night skies for more people than ever before, especially in the eastern U.S. By one estimate, 80 percent of kids born in America today will never witness a night sky clear enough to see the Milky Way, illustrating a problem that is due to become more pronounced over the next decade . Additionally, a surplus of light at night may be bad for us , not to mention wildlife . Enter national parks and other public lands, many blessedly far from population centers and shielded from too much human interference. These are some of the best places to stargaze , and people appreciate it: A 2015 study found that an unobstructed view of the night sky is an ...

Full article: http://wilderness.org/blog/energy-development-equals-ligh...

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