light pollution

Light Pollution
6:22 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Rules To Curb Light Pollution Advance One City And Park At A Time

Urban sky glow is evident in the night sky over Seattle.
Credit Tom Banse

Chances are you can't see the Milky Way at night. That's because the glare from city lights washes out all but the brightest stars where most people live. A smattering of Northwest cities and counties are taking action by passing new rules for outdoor lighting. It's not all about the stars. And some people take a dim view of light regulation.

Once you're aware of obnoxious lighting, you'll "know it when you see it," says City of Tumwater, Washington senior planner David Ginther.

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