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Mobile tower radiation clips sparrows’ wings

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

Times of India

20th March, 2014

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Radiation from mobile towers is not only taking a toll on human health but is also blamed for sparrows vanishing into thin air.

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Assam: Sparrows victim of mobile tower radiation, use of chemicals

Posted by seumasach on June 2, 2012


28th May, 2012

Golaghat: Sparrows are disappearing from many parts of the country, and specially from Assam where electro-magnetic radiation from communication towers, use of leaded petrol in vehicles and overuse of chemicals and pesticides in agriculture have been cited as causes by scientists.

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Sparrows are tough but Mumbai is tougher

Posted by seumasach on October 31, 2011

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28th October, 2011

When was the last time you saw a sparrow? They no longer flit around window sills, peck at grains or chirp noisily in the backyard; sparrows seem to have disappeared completely.

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Mystery of the vanishing sparrow

Posted by seumasach on November 22, 2008



So all we need now is to find out why the insects are disappearing. ITNT is not offering any prizes for peer-reviewed studies on this question since EM radiation is already being used commercially to eliminate insects. Given the growing level of electrosmog it is questionable how long this will continue to be commercially viable. Perhaps that is why they’re moving on to using it against rats, an inspirational business start-up in contemporary Britain. The effect of EM on insects has been confirmed to me by Duncan MacFadyean, chief scientific officer for Oppenheimer’s. What kind of future do we face without insects? A short one.




20th november, 2008


It’s taken eight-and-a-half years – but The Independent’s £5,000 prize for explaining the disappearance of the house sparrow from our towns and cities finally has a serious entry, with a serious theory.

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