Losing the Dark

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Sunset over Crescent Lake in Arizona

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  • Videos or Animations

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Loch Ness Productions

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Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns -- seen so clearly from space -- are a testament to the billions spent in wasted energy from lighting up the sky. To help raise public awareness of some of the issues pertaining to light pollution, Loch Ness Productions in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association has created a 6.5 minute "public service announcement" called Losing the Dark. It introduces and illustrates some of the issues regarding light pollution, and suggests three simple actions people can take to help mitigate it.

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2013

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