Today at Berkeley Lab

Lights Out for Spring Bird Migration

Starting today through May 30, all employees are asked to turn off lights at night. More than 250 species of birds migrate through the Bay Area each year. Many of them fly at night, and can be disoriented and drawn off track by bright urban lights. Sometimes they crash into buildings; other times they circle lighted buildings until exhausted, becoming easy prey for predators. Turning out lights at night is good for the Lab and the planet, as well as birds. By reducing energy usage, the Lab will reduce costs and pollution, helping to moderate climate change. More>

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