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The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

A mesocosm experiment of box lights at night

In mini-ecosystems in the Netherlands, researchers test the effects of artificial light. Credit: Kamiel Spoelstra/NIOO-KNAW

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Nature 553, 268-270 (2018)


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