Guess I'm blogrolling this morning...From War Liberal comes this story about a group of scientists in Arizona who are campaigning for laws to help keep the skies dark at night. Excess light from the city of Tucson is playing havoc with the observatories in the nearby mountains.
The most comprehensive study of light pollution found that it affects 99 percent of the population in the United States.
It also found that two-thirds of all people in the country live in places where they can no longer discern our own galaxy, the Milky Way, with the naked eye.
The folks at the nearby George Observatory are also pushing for a responsible outdoor lighting bill, which is working its way through the state Lege at this time. As Mac says, if the opposition is Clear Channel, who pollutes our highways with billboards as they pollute the airways with sucky radio, then there must be some merit to this.Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 08, 2002 to Technology, science, and math