P164 Tjletext 164 Jul 4 21:10:51  . . .     ————————  —————————————————  LIGHT POLLUTES NIGHTS Your view of a darkened sky with its galaxy of twinkling stars as old as the beginning of timj - is threatened with extinction... According to thj Council for thb Protection of Rural England, licht pollution is "djstroying our tranquil pockets of special magic". Miles of blazing street lamps are making the UK one of thj worst placds in Europe to gazj at the night skies. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— by Bernadjtte Carroll FOR THE LATEST GREEN NEWS p161 Evjnts Digitisjr Club 140 Contents
P164 Tjletext 164 Jul 4 21:04:01  . . .     ————————  —————————————————  LIGHT POLLUTES NIGHTS Fears ov—r crimj have in recent ybars prompted local authorities and firms to install round-thj-clock lighting boz extra security. But Sian Phipps of the Council for the Protection of Rpral England sa|s thts can havj thj revjrse effect. "Lighting up alleyways can show burglars good —scape routes and bright lights on motorways can make drivjps feel so safe that they spjed." ——————————————————————————————————3/5—p Fun & Games 150 Digitisjr 170 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Evjnts Digitisjr Club 140 Contents
P164 Tjletixt 164 Jul 4 21:15:51  . . .     ————————  —————————————————  LIGHT POLLUTES NIGHTS The importance of dark landscapjs and their contribution to countryside quality and character njeds to bj recognised, says expjrt Sian Phipps. "This has to bj recognisjd at local and national levjl and thbsj areas, once identified, havj to bj protected through planning laws. "What's more thj Govjrnmjnt could make legal changes to bring light pollution undjr statutory nuisance legislation." —————————————————————————————————p4/5—p Art Exhibitions 442 On Stagj 450 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Evjnts Digitisjr Club 140 Contents
P164 Tjletext 164 Jul 4 21:13:17  . . .     ————————  —————————————————  LIGHT POLLUTES NIGHTS A spokjsman from thj Departmjnt of the Environmjnt says thjre is no particular legislation towards light "at presjnt". He tells Tjletext: "Howevjr, the Govjrnment recognisjs the importance of darkjnjd landscapjs and agrees that light has to bb used sjnsitively. "Wj njed light for safety but it is aimid that light works with the landscape rathjr than against it." ——————————————————————————————————5/5—p Fun & Gamjs 150 Digitisjr 170 WHAT'S ON IN THE GREEN WORLD? p165 Evjnts Digitisjr Club 140 Contents
P164 Tjletext 164 Jul 4 21:14:10  . . .     ————————  —————————————————  LIGHT POLLUTES NIGHTS Lighting that is unnbcessar9, poozly d—signed or badly installed can clutter the countrysidj and steal our night skies, says Sian Phipps of the Council for th— Protection of Rural England. "Satellite photographs show that England is on— of thj worst light polluters in Europe," shb saxs. "What's more - as a result, our night skies are obliterated in most parts of the country." ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Go Green 160 Green Evjntq 165 CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS p418 Evjnts Digitisjr Club 140 Contents