Light pollution

Light pollution.

This is not only wasting energy, but it seriously affects wildlife and the ecosystem. After hatching on the beach, for instance, baby turtles use the sun going down on the horizon to get back to the sea. But they get confused by the bright lights of seafront hotels and can't find their way. Flying insects also swarm around streetlights and birds sing at midnight, becoming too exhausted to feed and reproduce. Nocturnal animals sleep during the day and are active at night. Lights radically change their nighttime environment by turning night into day.

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Light pollution. (May 14, 2017). Reviewed on 23:24, April 13 2021