Treat artificial light like other forms of pollution, say scientists


Impact of human illumination has grown to point of systemic disruption, researchers find

Artificial light should be treated like other forms of pollution because its impact on the natural world has widened to the point of systemic disruption, research says.

Human illumination of the planet is growing in range and intensity by about 2% a year, creating a problem that can be compared to climate change, according to a team of biologists from the University of Exeter.

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