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avarakin
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France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy
      #5653508 - 01/31/13 01:23 AM

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/world/europe/paris-lights-to-be-dimmed-to-s...

Alex


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BlueGrass
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: avarakin]
      #5653615 - 01/31/13 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.

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George N
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #5654192 - 01/31/13 11:56 AM

Quote:

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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GeneT
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: avarakin]
      #5654273 - 01/31/13 12:52 PM

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

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avarakin
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: GeneT]
      #5654288 - 01/31/13 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"

Alex


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mountain monk
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: avarakin]
      #5654387 - 01/31/13 01:58 PM

You beat me to it too! Great news.

Dark skies.

Jack


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REC
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: mountain monk]
      #5654628 - 01/31/13 04:25 PM

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

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barasits
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: REC]
      #5654853 - 01/31/13 06:30 PM

Vive la France!

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petrus45
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Re: France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy new [Re: barasits]
      #5654993 - 01/31/13 08:16 PM

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

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