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#1 avarakin

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy and reduce light pollution:

http://www.nytimes.c...-dimmed-to-s...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

The last line of the article again points out the belief that the amount of light at night is directly related to the crime level. :question:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

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The decree, from the Environment Ministry, is intended to save energy and “reduce the print of artificial lighting on the nocturnal environment.”

Looks to me like the French government is also recognizing light pollution as a problem. I hope that more countries take up "the cause".

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

You beat me to it. :grin: This is great news. Maybe our country will follow suit.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

This could be used as a good tool while talking to US officials: "See, even City of Light (Paris) is willing to reduce its light pollution impact"

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

You beat me to it too! Great news.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

A great step in the right direction! Taking this article to my city!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Vive la France!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

This is so very, very French.... I love it.






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