In general terms, lighting research has been focused in the development of artificial light with the purpose of saving energy and having more durable lamps. However, the consequences that artificial night lighting could bring to the human being and living organisms have become an important issue recently. Light pollution represents a significant problem to both the environment and human health causing a disruption of biological rhythms related not only to the visible spectrum, but also to other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Climate-induced range shifts have been detected in a number of European species for which long-term survey data are available. In North America, well-organized long-term data needed to document such shifts are much less common. Now observations made by ‘citizen scientists’ help to demonstrate that a major, climate-induced shift of North American butterflies is underway.

Two-thirds of Britain's 337 species of common larger moths have experienced a substantial decline over the past four decades, a survey has shown.

Forest biodiversity in the Eastern Ghats is undergoing a tremendous change.

Learning the right lessons from its success with the Aravalli and Yamuna Biodiversity Parks, the Delhi Development Authority on Wednesday announced plans to create four biodiversity parks spanning

Farming pesticides are also killing worker bumblebees, meaning colonies that are vital for plant pollination are more likely to fail

Hyderabad scored 36 out of 92; It scored poorly in recreational and education services for children If this was an exam, the city would have failed miserably.

Greater Hyderabad has scored zero (out of four) in three indicators and one in 12 indicators regarding healthy biodiversity. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, after releasing the index at the ‘Cities for Life’ summit said, “The city scored 36 out of 92 points considering 23 indicators. The report will be put up for validation.”

Environmentalists warn judges that damaging precedent will be set if large-scale limestone mining is permitted in Ojnare forest

In their comment, Rodríguez-Sánchez et al. claim that our conclusions on the climatic debt of birds and butterflies are premature because introducing statistical and biological uncertainties in species-specific thermal tolerance (species temperature index, STI) would blur the temporal trend in the community temperature index CTI). Here, we show why our results are not affected by this uncertainty and further assess the STI uncertainty and its consequences. (Correspondence)

As modern climate change causes rapid geographical shifts of environmental conditions, there are great concerns that numerous species could be unable to track suitable environments, thereby incurring a 'climatic debt'. Recently, Devictor et al. reported that the composition of bird and butterfly communities across Europe has changed at a lower rate than could be expected given the observed increase in temperature. They concluded that communities are accumulating a significant climatic debt.

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