The Dark Side of Bright Nights

Nature & Wildlife, Science 52' or 43' 2022 4K

When light pollution causes the night to disappear, a fundamental clock for life on earth is thrown out of balance. Animals and plants are threatened by artificial light. Many organisms have found their evolutionary niche in the dark of night and must now adapt to bright nights. Some succeed, but for many the brightness becomes a death trap - and causes species to die. This documentary showcases the extensive research conducted by scientists to understand the consequences of man-made lights on the natural world, and it reveals how little efforts to combat light pollution can have a significant impact on populations of endangered species.

Produced by

Marco Polo Film

Languages

English, German

Broadcasters

3Sat, ZDF

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