France's Environment Ministry has decreed that as of July, all shops and offices in the country will be required to shut off their lights at night in order to save energy and “reduce the print of artificial lighting on the nocturnal environment.”
Jan 31, 2013 The New York Times
A movement to shed light on the worldwide loss of dark skies aims to minimize light pollution in order to increase public opportunities for stargazing, while also serving as a money-saving measure for cities, reports Kate Galbraith.
Oct 18, 2012 The New York Times
France is hoping to establish a "darkness reserve" by regulating street lighting in towns and villages near a mountaintop observatory.
Apr 6, 2009 Discovery
Light reflecting from streets and glass buildings in cities have been found in a recent study to disrupt animal behavior.
Jan 25, 2009 BBC
With rising energy prices, lights are dimming in New York City. Legislation in the state seeks to reduce the city's glow even more.
Nov 3, 2008 The New York Times