The first light pollution law

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I've been wondering for some time whether campaigners will make headway in their campaigns to limit human light and sound pollution. The Czech Republic has become the first country to introduce a law forbidding outdoor lighting that spills out above the horizontal plane.

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The problem with light pollution are its "hidden" harms. Astronomers have warned for years but no-one has listened. Environmentalists have warned since 1897 - YES - 1897, 112 years ago, "Electricity will extirpate songbirds". They are being "extirpated" now. Learn more here at

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