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The US National Park Service was established “to conserve the scenery, the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein”. This commitment includes preserving the scenery of the night sky. With the rapid pace of urbanization, light pollution now dominates the night skyline for most of America. Parks suffer too from light pollution spilling across park boundaries from lights near and far. In order to stem the tide of light pollution, many national parks are striving to set an example by redesigning park lighting to be dark sky friendly and energy efficient. In fact, Natural Bridges National Monument in southeastern Utah, is the first International Dark Sky Park, certified by the International Dark Sky Association. This podcast discusses what makes a light good or bad for the night, and examines a few ugly wasteful lights and what can be done about them.

By Dan Duriscoe and Teresa Jiles on April 25, 2009 in
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Date: April 25, 2009 Title: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Outdoor Lighting Podcaster: Dan Duriscoe and Teresa Jiles Organization: U.S. National Park Service Description: April 25, 2009 marks the 62nd anniversary of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Established on April 25, 1947, this landscape inspired a young Theodore Roosevelt, to say: ‘After […]