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Turning off half of city lights at night could cut bird mortality by up to 60 percent

Like an insect attracted to a bug zapper, artificial light is harming migratory birds by throwing them off course and causing deadly collisions. Now, a new study highlights just how beneficial switching off the lights can be. The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analyzed decades of bird collision and lighting data at McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Read more from Berly McCoy with Anthropocene Magazine here.