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Birmingham Township Lighting Ordinances

Lighting ordinances for Birmingham Township, Pennsylvania. One zoning ordinance, one subdivision and land development ordinance.
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Lighting Ordinance

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze and Stan Stubbe
A lighting ordinance can ensure safe, aesthetically pleasing, and energy-efficient outdoor lighting that preserves views of the night sky and minimizes harm to species disturbed by artificial lighting.
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Light Pollution: Adverse Health Effects of Nightime Lighting

2012
Summary of the American Medical Association report that identifies the dangers of artificial light to humans.
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London Grove Township Lighting Ordinances

Lighting ordinances for London Grove Township, Pennsylvania.
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Model Lighting Ordinance with User's Guide

2011
Organizations/Sources: International Dark-Sky Association
The MLO must be adapted to the laws and practices of each state and locale. It is generally best adopted as an overlay zoning ordinance. This means that it overlays, but is different from, land-use zoning. It can be added to or integrated into existing ordinances or codes and cross-referenced to other applicable codes and ordinances such as the electrical code, the sign code, planning ordinances, etc.
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North Coventry Township Lighting Ordinances

Lighting ordinances for North Coventry Township.
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Penn Township Lighting Ordinance

Lighting ordinance for Penn Township.
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POLC Model Outdoor Lighting Ordinances

2017
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council
The Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council has published three lighting ordinance models: a zoning ordinance, a subdivision and land development ordinance, and a stand-alone lighting ordinance is another option.
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Schuylkill Township Lighting Ordinances

Lighting ordinances for Schuylkill Township.
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Wallace Township Lighting Ordinance

Lighting ordinance for Wallace Township.
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Warwick Township Lighting Ordinance

Lighting ordinance for Warwick Township.
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Westtown Lighting Ordinance

Lighting ordinance for Westtown Township, Pennsylvania.
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West Whiteland Lighting Ordinance

Lighting ordinance for West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania.
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Sep 11, 2017
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World Atlas of Night Sky Brightness

2016
This atlas shows that more than 80% of the world and more than 99% of the U.S. and European populations live under light-polluted skies. The Milky Way is hidden from more than one-third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and nearly 80% of North Americans. Moreover, 23% of the world’s land surfaces between 75°N and 60°S, 88% of Europe, and almost half of the United States experience light-polluted nights.
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