USA Today reports a new study that shows that fireflies are facing a triple extinction threat from habitat loss, artificial light and pesticide use.
Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park in southwest Michigan has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association! Together with Headlands, our state now has two IDA Dark Sky Parks and six state-designated dark sky reserves.
Detroit is positioned to adopt a new sign ordinance that would blanket the city with out-of-control digital signs and billboards. It will permit new electronic and video signage in almost every corner of the city, flooding the skies with light. Learn more and register your disapproval via Scenic Michigan’s campaign.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Public Policy staff worked with the AAS Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris to form a working group meant to interface between the astronomical scientific community and SpaceX. The working group includes UM’s Pat Seitzer.