|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:55:43 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Light Pollution|
More U.S. cities dimming the lights By Haya El Nasser USA TODAY Dcember 29, 2010The push to turn down the lights in American cities is gaining broad support from several unlikely allies — from conservationists and builders to city planners and the military.
Dark-sky legislation - laws requiring such measures as shielding outdoor lighting to reduce light pollution - has been embraced by about 300 counties, cities and towns.
...The laws have won support in states such as Texas, home to several military bases, because lights at night can interfere with military drills. Trying to simulate flying over remote parts of Afghanistan is difficult when skies are aglow from city-light glare.
... For the entire article, see http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2010-12-29-light-pollution_N.htm -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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