An Illuminating Look At Light Pollution

Light Pollution United States

Who would have thought that Thomas Edison’s successful light bulb would lead to increased worker fatigue, aid in the disruption and destruction of ecosystems and become a primary source of radiating energy waste? As the map above clearly shows, light pollution is most severe in urban areas–though its effects, damaging to nocturnal wildlife and the earth’s atmosphere, can be felt throughout the world.

The Red River

Taken in Sudbury, Ontario, this stunning photograph captures the Red River of Canada: This phenomena is the result of a nearby nickel factory, where the excess iron seeps into the water and…

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