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Utah’s light and air pollution go hand in hand
      #6104890 - 09/27/13 08:31 PM

"Light pollution and air pollution go hand in hand, says Utah State light pollution researcher Rachel Nydegger. “I try to tie air pollution with light pollution so that people will care about both.” All of Utah’s electricity is from coal-fired power plants. More lights means more air pollution. Nydegger added, “Thirty-percent of a city’s budget goes into lighting.” Controlling light pollution is simple, turn it off or tone it down. In addition to saving money and reducing air pollution turning down the lights benefits human health and wildlife."

"Research suggests that because of light pollution eighty percent of the earth’s population will never see the Milky Way in their lifetime."

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