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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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Giavi, S., Fontaine, C. & Knop, E. Impact of artificial light at night on diurnal plant-pollinator interactions. Nat Commun 12, 1690 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22011-8 Abstract Artificial light at night has rapidly spread around the globe over the last decades. Evidence is increasing that it has adverse effects on the behavior, physiology, and survival of animals and plants with consequences...
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Source Source Published 3/6/2020 Opinion Sitra is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the auction of the 26 GHz band. Climate change and biodiversity loss are progressing at an alarming rate. For example, the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in October 2018, highlighted the exceptional gravity of the situation. Limiting...
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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104888 Abstract Electromagnetic surveys generate electromagnetic fields to map petroleum deposits under the seabed with unknown consequences for marine animals. The electric and magnetic fields induced by electromagnetic surveys can be detected by many marine animals, and the generated fields may potentially affect the behavior of perceptive animals. Animals using magnetic cues for migration or...
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Houses of Parliament (Cape Town, South Africa) wikipedia.org This post will be updated as we receive more information. The questions and answers thus far can be viewed at the links below: RNW147-2019-08-12 attachment 1 attachment 2  
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Sci Total Environ. 2019 Jan 15;661:553-562. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.154. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Mobile phones can be found almost everywhere across the globe, upholding a direct point-to-point connection between the device and the broadcast tower. The emission of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) puts the surrounding environment inevitably into contact with this radiation. We have therefore...
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300161?via%3Dihub Abstract The popularity, widespread use and increasing dependency on wireless technologies has spawned a telecommunications industrial revolution with increasing public exposure to broader and higher frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit data through a variety of devices and infrastructure. On the horizon, a new generation of even shorter high frequency 5G wavelengths is...
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