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Jhih-Syuan Wang, Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Chih-Ming Hung, Effects of artificial light at night on the nest-site selection, reproductive success and behavior of a synanthropic bird, Environmental Pollution, Volume 288, 2021, 117805, ISSN 0269-7491, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117805.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749121013877) Abstract Understanding how artificial light at night (ALAN) impacts wildlife is increasingly important because more and more species are colonizing urban areas. As most of the bird studies on...
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Drivers of fatal bird collisions in an urban center Benjamin M. Van Doren, David E. Willard, Mary Hennen, Kyle G. Horton, Erica F. Stuber, Daniel Sheldon, Ashwin H. Sivakumar, Julia Wang, Andrew Farnsworth, Benjamin M. Winger Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 2021, 118 (24) e2101666118; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2101666118 Significance Collisions with built structures are an important source of bird mortality, killing hundreds of millions of birds annually in North America alone. Nocturnally migrating birds are attracted to and...
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Source: smithsonianmag.com https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-evidence-suggests-sharks-use-earths-magnetic-field-navigate-180977668/ Bonnethead sharks swam in the direction of their home waters when placed in a tank charged with an electromagnetic field. By Alex Fox SMITHSONIANMAG.COMMAY 6, 2021 Every December, great white sharks swimming off the coast of California make a beeline for a mysterious spot in the middle of the Pacific roughly halfway to...
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Map-like use of Earth’s magnetic field in sharks Bryan A. Keller, Nathan F. Putman, R. Dean Grubbs, David S. Portnoy Timothy P. Murphy Published: May 06, 2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.03.103 Video abstract
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Source: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/05/can-scientists-help-insects-survive-their-fatal-attraction-light-night By Elizabeth Pennisi May. 4, 2021 Each summer, on bridges across the world, mayfly massacres occur. First, warm weather prompts the transformation of the insects’ aquatic larvae. Within hours, the short-lived, flying adults pop out of streams, rivers, and lakes, eager to mate and lay eggs by the millions. But bridges illuminated with artificial...
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Kaur, S., Vian, A., Chandel, S. et al. Sensitivity of plants to high frequency electromagnetic radiation: cellular mechanisms and morphological changes. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11157-020-09563-9 Abstract The technological advancement and increased usage of wireless and other communication devices have greatly enhanced the level of radiofrequency electromagnetic field radiation (EMF-r) in the environment. It has resulted in unprecedented...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/313297-mysterious-cell-tower-erected-on-western-capes-second-highest-mountain.html?source=newsletter A base station has been erected on Matroosberg, the Western Cape’s second-highest mountain, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report stated that the structure is made from concrete, will hold an 8-metre mast, and that authorities have no definitive answer as to how it got there. CapeNature officials, who are responsible for...
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Professor Dariusz Leszczynski is one of the world’s leading figures on the impact of radio frequency emissions, and was one of 30 experts who made up the International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organisation 2011 evaluation group that classified all radiofrequency emissions – including parts of 5G – as potential carcinogens. Re – posted...
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Wyszkowska, J., Shepherd, S., Sharkh, S. et al. Exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields alters the behaviour, physiology and stress protein levels of desert locusts. Sci Rep 6, 36413 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep36413 Abstract Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are present throughout the modern world and are derived from many man-made sources including overhead transmission lines. The risks of extremely-low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic...
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