Light Pollution Is Causing Birds to Nest Earlier, Mitigating Some Effects of Climate Change

People might admire the glowing, golden aura of a city illuminated against the night sky, but the consequences for wildlife aren't so beautiful. Light pollution from artificial sources at night disrupts how animals process their environment, and it's triggered crashes in insect populations, an uptick of migratory birds colliding into buildings and even changes in underwater ecosystems.

Smithsonian

Last updated on 22 December 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Light pollution
Species group: 
Birds