September 5, 7:00pm: Sally Oey will present “The Quest for Michigan Dark Skies” at the Sierra Club of SE Michigan, 2401 E. 4th St., Royal Oak. https://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/southeast-michigan
Aug 21, 2:00pm EDT webinar on “Bird Safe Portland: Developing a Bird-friendly Buildings and Dark Sky Campaign” will describe data collection, developing a Resource Guide, and legislative advocacy to integrate Bird Safe measures into Portland’s Green Building Policy and zoning code. It will also discuss tactics, best practices, resources, collaborations and key stakeholders in their urban hazard reduction campaign. Sponsored by US Fish & Wildlife Service. Register at This URL.
Northern Michigan has among the few areas in the United States with “pristine” night skies almost entirely devoid of light pollution, according to a new study.
“Smart” adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlights are already in use in other parts of the world. Supposedly they know how to cut glare, but they are on high beams by default.
The Free Press reports that Pure Michigan is launching a 30-second commercial on “Dark Skies” featuring the aurora. It will play in movie theaters for about 6 weeks.
UM biology professor Ben Winger finds that artificial light at night (ALAN) disorients migrating birds, causing more fatal collisions with buildings. See UM press release and video: news.umich.edu/fatal-chirps-nocturnal-flight-calls-increase-building-collisions-among-migrating-birds
A new study shows that more than 2/3 of designated Key Biodiversity Areas in the world are impacted by light pollution, in some cases severely: