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Scotland the Deaf!

Posted by smeddum on May 22, 2009

By Paul Anderson
Friday 22 May 2009

There is an issue that has not fully come to the surface in Scotland: the health hazards of wind farms.
Here is wiki report that does not mention health.

There is much in the report and everything seems, all fine and well.
There is this sentence “The siting of turbines is sometimes an issue, but surveys have shown high levels of community acceptance for wind power in Scotland.”

This may come as a shock but there are other reports that are alarming.


I quote.

Residents suffer from ringing in the ears, headaches, sleeplessness, dangerously elevated blood pressure (requiring medication), heart palpitations, itching in the ears, eye watering, earaches, and pressure on the chest causing them to fight to breathe

And I am writing this just 2 days after the opening of Scotland’s biggest wind power farm

Then we have expert PR men or doctors in denial, or perhaps we can blame the victims for not knowing what is the matter.

“Wind energy advocates say studies show no proof that turbines cause health problems and that residents who live near wind farms have few complaints about them. ”

Everything is well!

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Where have all the Salmon gone?

Posted by smeddum on May 15, 2009      states
“EMF’s DO affect Salmon.  All salmon fishermen know this and understand the importance of 
monitoring and controlling the EMF around our vessels.  We, as a fleet, spend thousands of 
dollars every year to minimize and/or take advantage of the EMF produced by the low voltages 
produced by the electrical systems on our vessels.  Any unwanted electrical leakage in our 
vessels’ systems has a strong negative impact on those vessels’ ability to consistently catch fish.  
These vessel electrical charges and the resulting EMF’s are measured in Milli-volts and Milli-
amps.  The Wave Energy Buoys will be operating at much higher voltage and amperage.
All of the concerns about EMF’s impacts on the species listed in this section of the FERC letter 
also apply to Salmon.  In addition, I have a deep concern that any unnatural, new EMF created by 
Wave Energy Buoys will interrupt a Salmon’s ability to home on it’s natal stream and be 
detrimental in the fishes’ ability to return home for spawning.  Most of the proposed Buoy sites, 
including the OPT site, are adjacent to the mouths of highly productive coastal Salmon streams. The question of Wave Energy Buoy produced EMFs’ affects on a Salmon’s homing 
ability must be answered prior to siting and placement of buoys.”


April 25 2009


COLLAPSE! Why do the Salmon Continue to Disappear from Our MotherLode Rivers? By Craig A. Will



Fewer Chinook salmon returning from the ocean to spawn in the rivers means that fishing will be closed for two successive years. What happened, and what role might Tuolumne and Calaveras counties play in restoring the salmon fishery?


In the fall of 2007, fish biologists counting the number of Chinook salmon returning from the ocean to spawn via the Sacramento River got an unwelcome surprise. Only 87,881 salmon were found in the river – way below the predicted 265,000, and below the minimum goal of 122,000 considered necessary for conserving the fishery. A year later, counts were even lower, with only 66,286 spawners found – the lowest number ever recorded. Read the rest of this entry »

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Study on sparrows urgently required say experts

Posted by smeddum on August 23, 2008

Study on sparrows urgently required say experts The Hindu
Mumbai (PTI): Voicing concern over the depleting population of sparrows, experts have suggested a census of the bird to prevent its chirping from being lost forever. Read the rest of this entry »

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