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One small step in the fight against light pollution

Started by ozprof, 01/15/2021 11:33PM
Posted 01/15/2021 11:33PM Opening Post
I tried to get this started more than 20 years ago, but few were interested. Now 2 of my former students leading the fight have succeeded.

"New push to cut light pollution and keep the skies dark in WA.

But in a move welcomed by stargazers, the West Australian Government has signalled it plans to treat its night sky as an asset and protect it from excessive lighting."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-16/wa-housing-developments-may-be-forced-to-adopt-light-policy/13061130

Maurice

My get up and go got up and went
Posted 01/16/2021 04:24AM | Edited 01/16/2021 04:25AM #1
Originally Posted by Maurice Clark
I tried to get this started more than 20 years ago, but few were interested. Now 2 of my former students leading the fight have succeeded.

"New push to cut light pollution and keep the skies dark in WA.

But in a move welcomed by stargazers, the West Australian Government has signalled it plans to treat its night sky as an asset and protect it from excessive lighting."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-16/wa-housing-developments-may-be-forced-to-adopt-light-policy/13061130

Maurice
That's really good news. Glad to know it's happening. I wish there are federal regulations on light pollution in the states as that is what it takes to stem the tide.