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Artificial light keeps birds up at night – Mirage News

Researchers are urging city-dwellers to switch off their garden lights at night-time after a study of magpies and pigeons revealed the harmful impact…

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Researchers are urging city-dwellers to switch off their garden lights at night-time after a study of magpies and pigeons revealed the harmful impact artificial light is having on the birds’ sleep patterns.
The study by La Trobe University and University of Melbourne, published today in Current Biology, is the first to measure neurological responses to light pollution in wildlife.
The researchers looked at how birds’ sleep was affected by artificial white light and the apparently more “sleep-f…

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