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Implications and next steps: This study indicates that urban light pollution is altering environmental cues in birds and having impacts which may be of interest for street lighting policy and lighting policy in the planning regime. There may also be implications of human-induced lighting for urban wildlife other than birds.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: http://tinyurl.com/brk9cea; Discover: http://tinyurl. com/cr3qgh2
Implications and next steps: Whilst interaction with companion animals in a relaxed setting may offer positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of customers, there may be some possible environmental health implications with regard to food safety and food hygiene ratings. The cafés may also need to comply with duty of care provisions under the Animal Welfare Act (2006) by ensuring the environment in which the cats live complies with the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cats (Defra 2009).
The Independent: http://tinyurl.com/aqotf3g; Metro: http://tinyurl.com/ag2r9k7