A Public Survey shows little improvement on Light Pollution
CPRE and the “Campaign for Dark Skies” have completed another “Star Count” for this year. Only 2% of the population had truly dark skies. Saturating the night sky with unnecessary light blurs the distinction between town and countryside and can disrupt wildlife and people’s sleeping patterns. Street lighting in Devon also costs £3.4m in electricity every year. Exmoor National Park has been designated an “International Dark Sky Reserve”, the first in Europe to receive such a designation and only the second in the world. Light pollution is unnecessary, very expensive and can be reduced by using sensible measures.