Monday, November 9, 2009

EPA looking for summer intern to research strategies for reducing light pollution

Project Overview:
EPA is responsible for protecting long-range visibility that may be affected by air pollutants. Air pollutants have the ability to both scatter and absorb light. They thus affect the ability of humans to clearly see distant objects, including scenic vistas and national monuments. However, night-sky visibility is affected less by traditional air pollutants, and more by artificial lighting around streets and buildings. Under this project, the fellow will research strategies for reducing light pollution that affects night-sky visibility that simultaneously conserve energy and reduce emissions of traditional air pollutants. The fellow will also research the effect of air pollutants and artificial lighting on night-sky visibility.


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Note - Applications due by February 5, 2010

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