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Artificial night lighting has widespread impacts on nature

Source: exeter.ac.uk

Artificial night-time lighting has a diverse range of effects across the natural world and should be limited where possible, researchers say.

A team led by the University of Exeter brought together more than 100 studies and found “widespread” impacts on animals and plants.

Changes to animals’ bodies and behaviour – especially hormone levels and patterns of waking and sleeping – were consistently found. MORE