Environment/Wildlife

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Electromagnetic fields from powerlines, mobile phones, mobile phone masts, smart meters and wireless devices also impacts birds, bees, wildlife, plant life and our natural environment. 

Bees, Birds and Mankind : Destroying Nature by “Electrosmog” – Ulrich Warnke

 2011 Exposure to cell phone radiations produces biochemical changes in worker honey bees – Neelima R. Kumar, Sonika Sangwan, and Pooja Badotra

2008 Study blames mobile phone masts and powerlines for collapse of bee colonies and decline in sparrows Independent UK

2015 Anthropogenic radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as an emerging threat to wildlife orientationAlfonsoBalmori

2010 Mobile Phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee Telegraph

Barrie Trower’s Paper on the bees and microwave radiation.

“Will the Communications Industry be the final straw for Our Planet’s Ecosystems?”

2011 Study – Mobile Phone Induced Honeybee Piping Daviel Favre

Radiation from Cell Phones, Wifi are hurting the Bird and The Bees; 5G may make it worse

How electromagnetic fields can disrupt both solar and magnetic bee navigation and
reduce immunity to disease all in one go-
Dr Andrew Goldsworthy

2019 – Effect of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) and Electric Field (EF) on Some Behavior of Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) & PDF Yaşar Erdoğan, Mahir Murat Cengiz

Electromagnetic Pollution Risk to Bees: A New Perspective 2019 – Lynne Wycherley – The Beekeepers’ Quarterly (edited by John Phipps)

Human Generated Radiation is Harming Wildlife  – whatis5g.info/environmental-impacts

Mobile tower radiation causing extensive damage to sparrows, once a common bird

Botanist Report Links The Pulsed Microwave Radiation Emissions Of Wireless Networks To The Disappearance And Exodus Of Song Birds, Bats And Insects In Mt. Nardi

French farmers sue the state over mystery cow deaths they blame on electromagnetic fields

Study: Electromagnetic Fields A ‘Credible Threat’ To Wildlife  by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.

2018 – EKLIPSE REPORT, an EU-funded review body dedicated to policy that may impact biodiversity and the ecosystem, looked at over 97 studies on how electromagnetic radiation may affect the environment. It concluded this radiation could indeed pose a potential risk to bird and insect orientation and plant health.

 


Plant and Trees

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Tree damage caused by mobile phonebase stations Observation Guide

Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations. Waldmann-Selsam C, Balmori-de la Puente A, Breunig H, Balmori A (2016)

Adverse Influence of Radio Frequency Background on Trembling Aspen Seedlings: Preliminary Observations

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying by Andrew Goldsworthy 2011

Plant Responses to High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
Alain Vian, Eric Davies, Michel Gendraud, and Pierre Bonnet

Weak radio-frequency radiation exposure from mobile phone radiation on plant Halgamuge MN,  Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering , The University of Melbourne

Reduced growth of soybean seedlings after exposure to weak microwave radiation from GSM 900 mobile phone and base station Malka N. Halgamuge, See Kye Yak, Jacob L. Eberhardt

http://www.electricalpollution.com/documents/WirelessKillsTrees.pdf

Experiment showing the effect of WiFi radiation on Cress

MORE STUDIES ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF EMFs ON WILDLIFE AND OUR ENVIRONMENT:

Physicians for Safe Tech : Environment & Wildlife Effects

Environmental Health Trust Bees, Butterflies, Wildlife and EMFs

Wireless Action


Other Environmental and Human Considerations

Agbogbloshie_Ghana_girls-in-wheelbarrow1-1024x683Mining and Toxic E-Waste

Vast amounts of mining of tin, lead, cobalt etc is required for components for smart phones, tablets, batteries. Workers who mine for these raw components work in extremely unsafe conditions for very little pay.  Children, some as young as four, are also forced to work in mines.

With technology companies bringing out new and updated phones and devices regularly, consider the environmental implications of disposing old ones. Much of these are illegally exported to dumps in developing countries, causing toxic waste and harming those working at the dumps and living nearby.

Friends of The Earth – Mining for Smartphones – The True Cost of Tin https://friendsoftheearth.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/tin_mining.pdf

Four-Year-Old Children Are Being Forced To Mine For Cobalt To Make Smartphones Work –  http://www.trueactivist.com

Toxic ‘e-waste’ dumped in poor nations, says United Nations https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/14/toxic-ewaste-illegal-dumping-developing-countries

The environmental cost of making a smartphone – www.naturalnews.com


Energy Usage 

Many companies and governments are heralding “smart” technology with energy saving and being “green” and good for the environment.  Wireless technology is neither a sustainable nor environmentally-friendly technology because wireless technology uses far more energy than wired connections.

Mobile phone masts and base stations are constantly on.  Data centres where information is stored and downloaded and streamed from to mobiles, tablets and computers require immense amounts of electricity for cooling systems and the electrical power to process information to billions of devices around the globe.

With the roll-out of further base stations and antennae for 3G, 4G and thousands more for 5G, energy consumption will increase.

Global warming: Data centres to consume three times as much energy in next decade, experts warn  https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/global-warming-data-centres-to-consume-three-times-as-much-energy-in-next-decade-experts-warn-a6830086.html

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected https://www.fastcompany.com/90165365/smartphones-are-wrecking-the-planet-faster-than-anyone-expected

Do Mobile Phones Cost the Earth? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6174422.stm

E-lephants in Our Hands: How Electronics Impact Climate Change – By Katie Singer https://www.electronicsilentspring.com/e-lephants/

Wireless Technology Consumes Far More Energy Than Wired Connections https://whatis5g.info/energy-consumption/

Emerging Trends in Electricity Consumption for Consumer ICT https://wireless.kth.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2014/08/Emerging-Trends-in-Electricity-Consumption-for-Consumer-ICT.pdf

Our phones and gadgets are now endangering the planet – The energy used in our digital consumption is set to have a bigger impact on global warming than the entire aviation industry https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/17/

5G is likely to increase total network energy consumption by 150 to 170 per cent by 2026 https://www.cio.com.au/article/658317/5g-use-will-increase-energy-costs-study/

The 5G Dilemma: More Base Stations, More Antennas—Less Energy?https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/telecom/wireless/will-increased-energy-consumption-be-the-achilles-heel-of-5g-networks

5G Dilemma: Higher Throughput But Also Higher Energy Consumption https://ma-mimo.ellintech.se/2018/10/09/5g-dilemma-higher-throughput-but-also-higher-energy-consumption/

Power Consumption: 5G Basestations Are Hungry, Hungry Hippos  https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/power-consumption-5g-basestations-are-hungry-hungry-hippos/d/d-id/749979

Operators Optimistic About 5G Technologies but Fear Increasing Energy Consumption, Survey Says https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2019/02/operators-optimistic-about-5g-technologies-fear-increasing-energy-consumption-survey-says