Researchers from China and Taiwan recently developed a new type of LED that is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than currently used LEDs.
More than one-third of the world's population cannot see the night skies because of light pollution, but its effect on wildlife and ecosystem is even worse than you think.
Research by a team from the University of Exeter in the U.K. found the science explaining early spring--and it's not as desirable as you think.
LEDs are replacing yellow street lamps in an attempt to save energy. But medical experts say LEDs could be damaging to our health.
A new study published on the Sciences Advances suggests that 80 percent of the world's population is living under light polluted sky.
The Milky Way is nothing but a distant memory to one-third of the world’s population – and 80% of Americans – because of light pollution.
Corals release their eggs and sperm based on photosynthetic cues provided by moonlight. However, when artificial light pollution interferes with natural light, corals fail to spawn. This could have serious impacts on threatened reefs.
In Rebecca Boyle's essay "The Health Effects of a World without Darkness," in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015, she talks about ways that light pollution both keeps us from seeing the stars that all our ancestors saw and throws animals off their migration patterns.
Just last week the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura the Nobel Prize in physics for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Now researchers are saying that these revolutionary lights could have some adverse effects on nature.
Light pollution is not just bad for the environment, but it also throws off the reproduction cycle in nocturnal lemurs, according to a new study.