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LIGHT POLLUTION AND INSECT COLLAPSE

The following excerpt describes some of the impacts from light pollution on ecosystems. Excerpt quoted from: Avalon C. S. Owens and Sara M. Lewis, “The impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal insects: A review and synthesis” Ecology and Evolution, 2018 Nov; 8(22): 11337–11358. “In recent decades, advances in lighting technology have precipitated exponential increases in […]

Insect Collapse

The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia on insect collapse: “Several studies report a substantial decline in insect populations. Most commonly, the declines involve reductions in abundance, though in some cases entire species are going extinct. The declines are far from uniform. In some localities, there have been reports of increases in overall insect population, and […]