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Artificial light at night found to cause extensive deaths and disrupt reproduction in desert rodents

Phys.org/news (JANUARY 10, 2023)

Titre : Artificial light at night found to cause extensive deaths and disrupt reproduction in desert rodents

An extensive study at Tel Aviv University’s School of Zoology tested the impact of prolonged low-intensity light pollution on two species of desert rodents : the diurnal golden spiny mouse, and the nocturnal common spiny mouse.

Phys.org/news (JANUARY 10, 2023)

Présentation
The findings were highly disturbing : on two different occasions, entire colonies exposed to ALAN (Artificial Light At Night) died within days, and reproduction also decreased significantly compared to control groups. "Our results show clearly for the first time that light pollution can be extremely harmful to these species, and suggest they may be harmful to ecosystems, biodiversity, and even human health," say the researchers.

Source  : Tel-Aviv University

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