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Possible effects of electromagnetic fields from phone masts on a population of white stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

Alfonso Balmori

Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Castilla y León, Valladolid, Spain

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 24: 109–119, 2005


Living Planet

Monitoring of a white stork population in Valladolid (Spain) in the vicinity of Cellular Phone Base Stations was carried out, with the objective of detecting possible effects. The total productivity, in the nests located within 200meters of antennae, was 0􏰀86±0􏰀16. For those located further than 300m, the result was practically doubled, with an average of 1􏰀6±0􏰀14. Very significant differences among the total productivity were found (U = 240􏰁 p = 0􏰀001, Mann-Whitney test). In partial productivity, an average of 1􏰀44 ± 0􏰀16 was obtained for the first group (within 200m of antennae) and of 1􏰀65±0􏰀13 for the second (further than 300m of antennae), respectively. The difference between both groups of nests in this case were not statistically significant (U = 216􏰁 P = 0􏰀26, Mann-Whitney Test U). Twelve nests (40%) located within than 200m of antennae never had chicks, while only one (3.3%) located further than 300m had no chicks. The electric field intensity was higher on nests within 200m (2􏰀36±0􏰀82V/m) than on nests further than 300m (0􏰀53 ± 0􏰀82 V/m). Interesting behavioral observations of the white stork nesting sites located within 100m of one or several cellsite antennae were carried out. These results are compatible with the possibility that microwaves are interfering with the reproduction of white storks and would corroborate the results of laboratory research by other authors.

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Over 500 pigeons drop dead in Bihar village

Posted by seumasach on November 10, 2012

Times of India

6th November, 2012

PATNA: More than five hundred pigeons have dropped dead at a village in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district over the last four days, causing residents, some of them pigeon-keepers, to fear that something was amiss.

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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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Have Two Wet Summers Rendered the Butterfly Extinct?

Posted by seumasach on April 8, 2009

Cailean Bochanan

8th April, 2009

If any of you thought that the Great British sense of humour might be going the way of its economy(and its butterflies) here is some reassurance. The Independent, no less, has launched a “Great British Butterfly Hunt”, a heartwarming initiative to divert us from our economic travails, by hunting for butterflies, “inviting you, the readers, to join us, and to see how many you can observe for yourselves. As the different species emerge at different moments of the spring and summer, we will be offering extensive guidance on identification and on how to find them. Some may well be in your back garden or local park. Others, especially the rarities, may involve a journey – albeit to the most beautiful parts of Britain.”

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Pelicans fall out of sky from Mexico to Ore.

Posted by seumasach on January 8, 2009


More disorientated creatures. what could it be? A bit of bad weather? Whatever it is, don’t mention EM radiation!

Seattle Times 

7th January, 2009

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Pelicans suffering from a mysterious malady are crashing into cars and boats, wandering along roadways and turning up dead by the hundreds across the West Coast, from southern Oregon to Baja California, Mexico, bird-rescue workers say.

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