The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In words and pictures, the story of the wild Rockies is revealed

Dark skies free from light pollution are increasingly rare, but necessary for many animals and insects that depend on the natural light of the stars and moon. Efforts are being made to reduce light pollution in the Crown, from simple steps like turning off unneeded floodlights to large-scale measures to retrofit street lamps with fixtures that turn light down to the ground and away from the night sky.