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Do we ‘fall back’ as well as the clocks?

At 2am on Sunday 29th October the clocks will ‘fall’ backwards giving us one hour extra in bed. Whilst a lot of people mark the end of British Summer Time with excitement because winter time brings the fun, festive season, there are a lot of us who struggle with the long, dark nights ahead. In […]

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What has happened to light?

This is my favourite time of year and my favourite time of day: an early summer’s evening. I walk by the river feeling a sense of space as if the long light stretches time. Dusk is falling gently, almost imperceptibly: a note of cool in the warm air, the flicker of a bat and a […]

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Effects of street lighting technologies on the success and quality of pollination in a nocturnally pollinated plant

Artificial light at night (ALAN) is an increasingly important driver of global change. Lighting directly affects plants, but few studies have investigated indirect effects mediated by interacting organisms. Nocturnal Lepidoptera are globally important pollinators, and pollen transport by moths is disrupted by lighting.

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Diabetes, weight problems and even cancer! Terrifying new research into light pollution reveals why it’s time to see the LIGHT on the blight that harms us all

Growing number of experts suggest artificial lights contribute to modern illness. Phone screens, streetlamps and car lights may be linked to diabetes and cancer. Scientist Steven Lockley, from Boston, Massachusetts, says our biology suffers. He said: ‘We work and socialise when it’s dark but light after dusk is unnatural’.

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