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Street lights have an unexpectedly strong effect on insect populations, favouring some species while punishing others, according to a study released Wednesday that raises new questions about human impact on wildlife.
Researchers led by Thomas Davies at the University of Exeter, southwestern England, spent three days in August 2011 placing insect traps around Helston, a small town in Cornwall.
They picked up 1,194 insects from 60 different species.
Proximity to street lights was a big factor in the number of insects and the prevailing species, they found.
Originally posted by phroziac
So does the concrete jungle usually around these streetlights. And the people.
Isnt this kind of to be expected?
Originally posted by SupersonicSerpent
We effect the Eco system in many ways in the 70s or maybe earlier before pasteurized milk birds used to rely on pecking the tin lid and eating all the cream at the top of the bottle.as soon as the cream was taken out of milk the bird population declined.