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About this consultation Consultation period: 17 March 2022 – 09 June 2022  (midnight Brussels time) Topic: Environment Target audience The consultation activities will target the following: the general public;research and academia in relevant areas (e.g. pollinators and pollination, agronomy, ecotoxicology, ecology);NGOs dealing with environmental protection;farmers, foresters and other land managers;beekeepers;farm advisers;urban development and spatial planning experts;businesses...
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Source: https://phys.org/news/2021-09-aquatic-insects-sensitive-pollution.html by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) Light pollution—too much artificial light in the wrong place at the wrong time is one reason for the decline in insect numbers worldwide. New research from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) shows that current strategies for reducing the impact of light pollution do not...
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Source https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/a-nifty-study-showing-that-pesticides-emf-are-more-unhealthy-for-the-bees-than-pesticides-alone/ Note added by EMFSA: This study is about power-line ELF-EMF Extract There is a growing concern that the decline in pollinators spells problems for humans. However, there is debate as to what causes decline in e.g. bee populations. What modifications to environment, introduced by humans, cause death and misbehavior of bees. Many claim...
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Sriram Murali Being under a sky full of stars makes you feel tiny, humble, kind and caring. But, thanks to light pollution, most people lack this connection. Millions of kids are robbed of finding their passion for Astronomy. We’ve lost the potential for thousands of great minds. We are losing our identity only increasing the...
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80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. The current advances in LED technology have enabled several cities to safely light their streets and...
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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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The BfS wishes to further investigate indications of possible effects Year of issue 2019 Date: 2019.12.06 Some animal and plant species can perceive electric or magnetic fields. Although limited effects on plants and animals have been observed in some laboratory and field studies, there is still no scientific proof of a risk to plants or animals posed by electromagnetic fields...
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Among the topics we discuss in our November 2019 Newsletter: Glioblastoma RFR Carcinogenicity The Precautionary Principle versus the ALARA Principle 5G Research at Bremen University The WHO, UN, ITU and ICNIRP – Important decisions made at the recent ITU congress in Egypt. Videos and podcasts Occupational risks for cell tower antenna workers and maintenance workers...
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PLoS One. 2019 Oct 10;14(10):e0223614. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223614. eCollection 2019 Abstract Honey bees, Apis mellifera, are a globally significant pollinator species and are currently in decline, with losses attributed to an array of interacting environmental stressors. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF EMFs) are a lesser-known abiotic environmental factor that are emitted from a variety of anthropogenic...
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Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/light-pollution-destroying-environment/598561/?utm_campaign=2019-10-06&utm_source=email&utm_medium=knowable-newsletter Since 2010, the scientific literature has exploded with research examining light’s effects on individual species, from birds to fish to trees to humans. The news, in general, isn’t good. Artificial light changes animal migration and reproduction, tree leaf growth, bird nesting and fledging, pollination, human sleep, and much more. It even affects the...
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