Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 23, 2021

Light pollution from street lamps linked to insect loss

The BBC reports

Scientists say light pollution may be contributing to “worrying” declines in insects seen in recent decades.

In a UK study, artificial street lights were found to disrupt the behaviour of nocturnal moths, reducing caterpillars numbers by half.

Modern LED streetlights appeared to have the biggest impact.

There is growing evidence that insect populations are shrinking due to the likes of climate change, habitat loss and pesticides.


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