Category: Society

EU petition No 0362/2018 on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution

EU petition No 0362/2018 on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution

Please read the petition by Sibylle Schroer from Stars For All. She suggests to limit light emissions to sensible levels and conduct more research on light levels used in outdoor settings. Here is the full petition, if you like to sign, here is the link to the EU petition. Here is a short article about …

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Short film: Light in harmony with human and nature

Short film: Light in harmony with human and nature

It’s always easy to complain if something is bad. However, there is only useful change when someone also has ideas how to make it better. Many communities want to have street lighting that combines cost efficiency, safety, climate protection, and comfortable light.  But the actual outcomes of new street lightings are mostly quite sober. Last …

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Moralities of Odienné by Night: André Chappatte talks about an anthropology of light and darkness

Moralities of Odienné by Night: André Chappatte talks about an anthropology of light and darkness

‘I arrived in the provincial town of Odienné (Ivory Coast) by truck after a three-hour journey on unlit sandy roads across the bush. We first saw a few dots of light from afar; after a curve, we then saw a unique street lighting revealing silhouettes of men carrying assault rifles.’ This is the beginning of …

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Losing control – gaining control: Hannah Ahlheim talks about sleep research

Losing control – gaining control: Hannah Ahlheim talks about sleep research

Sleep is an important topic these days. How many hours of sleep do we need, at which time of the night, and in what position? Some people are boasting about their ability to sleep only a few hours, others are very concerned about getting enough healthy sleep. Yesterday, the German health insurance company Techniker Krankenkasse …

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LightWalk in Berlin

LightWalk in Berlin

If you think of Berlin, you also think of night life. However, night life is not only fun, for many people it is hard work. To talk about all the work that goes into a successful nightlife, a conference has been held last week in Berlin. “Stadt nach Acht”, “City after Eight” had many topics …

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