Light pollution http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28579/all en France to turn off office and shop lights at night http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/france-turn-office-and-shop-lights-at-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - French shops and office buildings will have to turn off their lights at night to save energy and reduce light pollution, the French environment ministry said on Wednesday.</p> <p>From July 1, all non-residential buildings will have to switch off interior lights one hour after the last worker leaves the premises. All exterior and shop window lighting will have to be turned off by 1 am.</p> <p>Local authorities will be able to allow exceptions for Christmas lighting and other local events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/france-turn-office-and-shop-lights-at-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Light pollution Lighting Observational astronomy Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741440 at http://www.globalpost.com