• 31 MAY 18

    Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts (including 5G) poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds

    The Telegraph

    By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

    Excerpt:

    18 May 2018 • 12:01am Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm. An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health. However the charity Buglife warned that despite good evidence of the harms there was little research ongoing to assess the impact, or apply pollution limits. The charity said ‘serious impacts on the environment could not be ruled out’ and called for 5G transmitters to be placed away from street lights, which attract insects, or areas where they could harm wildlife. Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife said: “We apply limits to all types of pollution to protect the habitability of our environment, but as yet, even in Europe, the safe limits of electromagnetic radiation have not been determined, let alone applied. “There is a credible risk that 5G could impact significantly on wildlife, and that placing transmitters on LED street lamps, which attract nocturnal insects such as moths increases exposure and thereby risk. “Therefore we call for all 5G pilots to include detailed studies of their influence and impacts on wildlife, and for the results of those studies to be made public.” SNIP

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    • 05 JAN 18

    Upcoming web conference on the impacts of EMR on wildlife

    From the conference web page:

    WELCOME TO THE EKLIPSE WEB CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
    The impacts of artificial Electromagnetic Radiations on wildlife
    (flora and fauna)

    What is this conference about?

    EMR are used in many different ways, with uses expanding in terms of the range of frequencies and the volume of transmissions. An important issue is to explore how current use of EMR can affect biodiversity and ecosystem services (such as pollination and pest control). Better understanding and awareness of environmental risks from EMR can lead to the development, promotion and implementation of adequate and timely policy solutions.

    We are inviting you to join a wide range of experts from different disciplines as well as policy makers and practitioners for an international discussion of the current knowledge on the effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on wildlife. The aim is to highlight current state of the art in this field, to identify knowledge gaps related to the impacts on different taxonomic groups and ecosystems, and to discuss the technical aspects and methodologies used in current studies. SNIP

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    • 16 MAY 14

    DARPA research confirms environmental electrosmog disrupts bird’s internal magnetic compass.

    The telecommunications industry may deny any effect of its increasing emissions on bird navigation but when confirming research comes from the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) it makes the findings hard to deny. This is a biological effect far below the ICNIRP and IEEE C95.1 allowable exposure limits. If environmental level electrosmog effects bird’s navigational ability what about the bees, for example?

    SNIP

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    • 27 APR 12

    Monsanto co-ops colony collapse disorder science

    For some time there has been a section on this blog titled, “Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)” originally to report on the possible connection between CCD and increasing radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) levels worldwide. Although it is likely this may be a factor, the central culprit increasingly looks like pesticides, such as Im­i­da­clo­prid which has been

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    • 06 APR 12

    2nd study links pesticide to colony collapse disorder

    From World Science: 2nd study links pesticide to bee epidemic http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120405_imidacloprid April 5, 2012 Courtesy of the Harvard School of Public Health and World Science staff The likely cul­prit in sharp world­wide de­clines in hon­ey­bee col­o­nies since 2006 is Im­i­da­clo­prid, one of the most widely used pes­ti­cides, a study from the Har­vard School of Pub­lic

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    • 14 SEP 11

    Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping

    Posted to this blog by Anton Fernhout: Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping Published in Apidologie (2011) 42:270–279 Daniel FAVRE 1,2 1: Scientific collaborator in the Laboratory of Cellular Biotechnology (LBTC), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. 2: Apiary School of the City of Lausanne, Chemin du Bornalet 2, CH-1066, Épalinges, Switzerland Received 24

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    • 04 APR 09

    #1045:EMF brochures available on-line

    From Katharina Gustavs: Dear all, I am happy to report that two brochures published by the Competence Initiative from Germany (www.kompetenzinitiave.net) are now available in English as a free download. I highly recommend reading both of them. As a gifted biophysicist, Dr. Ulrich Warnke has a great way of showing us the bigger picture, how

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    • 25 AUG 08

    #937: Comments re. last message on pesticides and bee decline

    Hi Don, Well pesticide isn’t being used in my area, and the bees have diminished over the past three years, and I’ve noticed that since the new mobile towers went in over the past three years. Every year the bee tree was loaded with thousands of bees. Then three years it diminished to a few

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    • 21 AUG 08

    #936:Pesticide suspected in colony collapse disorder

    From Truthout: Lawsuit Seeks EPA Pesticide Data Tuesday 19 August 2008 by: Jane Kay, The San Francisco Chronicle A new pesticide, clothianidin, is suspected in collapse of bee colonies. (Photo: autan / Flickr) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to disclose records about a new class of pesticides that could be playing a role

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    • 23 AUG 07

    #785: Bee die-off now observed in British Columbia

    The following article from Canada gives some interesting possibilities for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). From following this issue for some tim it seems that there are a number of factors that may be at play here and it may have very little to do with wireless technology. Don ************************** From Martin Weatherall: Are B.C.’s bee

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