New York dims its lights for birds

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New York Turns Lights Off for Birds


The state of New York has planned to turn off non-essential lights to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn, BBC reports.

Migrating birds typically use the stars to navigate, but electric lights can disorient them, causing them to fatally crash into buildings.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that state-run outdoor lights will be dimmed between 11 p.m. and dawn during peak migration seasons in spring and autumn, during which millions of birds might pass by.

Several other New York landmarks will follow suit in the move.

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