The problem of light pollution (LP) has been recently assuming a remarkable importance in all strongly industrialized and urbanized regions of the world. It is opportune to prevent the LP phenomenon in order to protect the astronomical observatories areas, to preserve biological equilibrium in protected natural areas, to safeguard the night fauna and the avifauna's migratory routes and to reduce energy waste. In this paper environmental risks caused by LP are described, zoning criteria and lighting requirements are examined and the latest national and regional law provisions concerning LP are compared to the most significant ones peculiar to other countries.

On the environmental pollution and energy waste due to urban lighting

LECCESE, FRANCESCO;
2003

Abstract

The problem of light pollution (LP) has been recently assuming a remarkable importance in all strongly industrialized and urbanized regions of the world. It is opportune to prevent the LP phenomenon in order to protect the astronomical observatories areas, to preserve biological equilibrium in protected natural areas, to safeguard the night fauna and the avifauna's migratory routes and to reduce energy waste. In this paper environmental risks caused by LP are described, zoning criteria and lighting requirements are examined and the latest national and regional law provisions concerning LP are compared to the most significant ones peculiar to other countries.
Leccese, Francesco; Tuoni, G.
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