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Segment | Environment

In Search of Darkness

Death Valley National Park has one of the darkest skies in the United States — for now. It seems the visible universe is under threat of annihilation from Las Vegas as that city grows and dumps more and more light into the sky. We meet up with ranger Dan Duriscoe, who is part of the National Park Service’s Night Sky Team, as he observes the dome of light emanating from Vegas. And stay with us as we travel to Las Vegas to see if anyone there really cares.

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Very sad, I have never seen an iota of the milky
way even on the outskirts of Anza Borrego desert in the dead of winter with no one there,

just airliners!

Vast changes have happened in the past 40 years (mostly in the past 20 years). Even the eastern Sierras are now "enlightened".
When they build (lights) will come in the name of safety and security. The last two generations don't have a clue what has been lost (not their fault). My good friend's boy thought the first stars he ever saw were airplanes!
I remember seeing the milky way in the high deserts near Wrightwood Calif. I would love it if the car sales lots and shopping centers would be forced to be on reduced lighting by law!
Light spill over laws are never enforced on new developments.

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