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Here is why cities need to embrace the darkness of the night sky

Now, as England enters a second national lockdown, urban landscapes remain just as bright

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Nick Dunn | TheConversation
As the coronavirus pandemic has moved around the world, cities have gone into lockdown and people have been encouraged to stay at home. In many places, curfews have been introduced.
Back in spring under the first UK lockdown, I went on numerous night walks in my home city of Manchester. I was struck by several things. Without traffic or trains, birdsong prevailed in this peculiar quietness. The air was fresh and crisp without the usual pollution. Yet, the artificial lights of the city at night still blazed, for no one.
Now, as England enters a second national lockdown, urban landscapes remain just

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First Published: Nov 21 2020 | 10:22 AM IST

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