• 21 JAN 20

    Honey bees absorb more cell phone radiation at 5G mid-band and high-band frequencies

    So far over 10 million hectares of Australian land has been burnt to the ground with rough estimates of over 0ne billion animals destroyed, including thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds and other iconic Australian wildlife – and its still early in the bush fire season. As for pollinators such as the honey bee, according to Australian Honey Bee Industry Council chairman Peter McDonald, up to 2000 hives had been lost in NSW and up to 1000 in Queensland, but the true cost of the bushfires would be the effect on beehive health due to the loss of natural forest habitat. … “The bees feed in the forests, where they source pollen for breeding. It will take some time for honey bee populations to recover in burnt areas.” And now the bees and all other insects may well have to contend another threat in areas where the rollout of 5G transmitters are planned.  And with 5G planned for space giving blanket coverage to much of the planet, what will be the effects on insects? Perhaps the following research is a dire warning…. SNIP

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    • 08 NOV 18

    Petition: Stop Mobile Towers Staining our World Heritage Landscapes:

    From Melissa Hallett
    Stop Mobile Towers Staining our World Heritage Landscapes: Wollumbin (Mt Warning), Border Ranges, Nightcap Range, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay & surrounding Hinterlands.

    To all on the EMFacts list:

    I have been working on behalf of our regional community residents regarding our concerns for the saturation of mobile phone towers being proposed within our World Heritage parks and the surrounding landscapes ; of the Northern rivers, NSW. Our World heritage region between the majestic Wollumbin (Mt warning) the Border Ranges and across to the Nightcap & McPherson range, spreads also out over the Queensland border into the lamington ranges and way back across to Byron Bay and more. “These rainforests hold half of Australia’s plant species” (National Geographic). These regions have existing ongoing cultural and ceremonial significant heritage for the Bundjalung Nation. Many of these mobile phone towers are being placed in environmentally sensitive areas within the caldera of these magnificent places, imposing on the corridors that connect and enable wildlife that seek out food, breeding migration and pollination between these places which are of complex and ancient biodiversity. We want to stop these massive towers going up. They are staining the very integrity of these landscapes…SNIP

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    • 16 OCT 18

    ‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

    From the Washington Post
    By Ben Guarino

    October 15 at 3:00 PM

    Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest’s insect-eating animals have gone missing, too.

    In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. In places where long-term insect data are available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves…SNIP

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    • 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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