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2013-03-09 23:04:45

Lighting55 adds Bover collection — exceptional lighting products with elegant appearance and energy-efficient bulbs. Tarpon Springs, Florida (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Lighting55 Australia is one of the biggest online stores for traditional, modern, and contemporary Italian lighting for both the indoor as well as outdoor locations. Here, one can find almost every fine range of lighting fittings, such as modern light fixtures, indoor ceiling lights, and suspension lights. Recently,...

2013-02-26 23:00:17

LED lighting retrofit expected to decrease township´s street lighting electrical usage by over 25,000 kWh in first year — plus reduce greenhouse gas emmisions equal to saving 94 trees per year Aston, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 Stouch Lighting, a lighting distributor specializing in LED lighting and energy efficient lighting products, announces the completion of a street-lighting LED retrofit project projected to save the Township of East Caln, Pennsylvania, over $12,700 in...

Death Valley Receives Gold Tier Dark Sky Label
2013-02-22 04:49:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world. The association said that the park offers views similar to what could have been seen before the rise of cities, due to its seclusion from other towns. Death Valley earned a "Gold Tier" status from the sky pollution watchdog, a status awarded to only those places...

Light Pollution Sparks Early Sexual Maturity For City Birds
2013-02-14 08:09:41

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The light that emanates from cities may be causing birds to mate earlier. That's according to a study conducted by Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany. The study found that nighttime light in urban areas causes birds and other animals to develop their reproductive systems earlier. In the study researchers at the Max Planck Institute studied European blackbirds (Turdus merula), to see how they develop in...

2012-12-16 05:00:15

The Chinese leading LED light manufacturer — Zhongtian Lighting released an energy efficient lamp for large area lighting — 100W LED high bay which provides high brightness and superior light quality. (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 The Chinese leading LED light manufacturer — Zhongtian Lighting released an energy efficient lamp for large area lighting — 100W LED high bay which provides high brightness and superior light quality. This light source is ideal for high bay...

2012-12-14 12:25:59

While awareness of man-made pollutants and their environmental impact may be rising exponentially, one source of contamination remains largely unaddressed. Light pollution is the wasteful and obtrusive emission of artificial light, and it can have disastrous consequences for the affected local environments. And it not only disrupts animal populations, wastes energy, and ultimately degrades urban living; light pollution also blocks the night sky from astronomers and hopeful stargazers. As...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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