This new study raises another question on Industrialization of agricultural and wilderness areas. What is the effect of continued low frequency noise on plants? For crops like corn that are pollinated by wind this might not be an issue, But for other crops this might have negative effects if plants increase nectar sugars expecting pollinators … Continue reading Flowers can hear buzzing bees—and it makes their nectar sweeter
Adverse environmental effects from industrial wind turbines Industrial wind turbines do not have a benign environmental foot print as has been claimed. Biologists are observing habitat fragmentation and habitat loss, wildlife disturbance and life history disruption when turbines are placed in natural habitats. (1) Bird and bat abundance declines at wind turbine sites and this … Continue reading Adverse environmental effects from industrial wind turbines.
February 5, 201, Blissfield Middle School. Yooper Native Rob Rand of Rand Acoustics presentation on the noise of Wind . Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition, a group opposing the location of wind turbines in Riga, Ogden and Fairfield townships, hosted a seminar at the Blissfield Middle School. Rob Rand is a skilled and dedicated technical professional with … Continue reading Wind Turbine Sound: An Independent Investigation
Wind Energy Impacts and Issues. Wind turbine placement must consider vibration effect on animals. Although the study of the impact of industrial wind farms on migration is necessary and commendable, it is my concern that not nearly enough attention is being paid to the seismic vibrations generated by these wind farms. I can also hear … Continue reading Wind turbine vibration effect on animals.
Grunting for worms: seismic vibrations cause Diplocardia earthworms to emerge from the soil O. Mitra,1 M.A. Callaham, Jr,2 M.L. Smith,1 and J.E. Yack1,* ABSTRACT Harvesting earthworms by a practice called ‘worm grunting’ is a widespread and profitable business in the southeastern USA. Although a variety of techniques are used, most involve rhythmically scraping a wooden … Continue reading Seismic vibrations cause Diplocardia earthworms to emerge from the soil
Nature and Society, October-November 2011, pp. 7-9 LIGO - Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory VIRGO - European Gravitational Observatory in Pisa (LIGO), University of Oregon, near the Stateline Wind Project, and the (VIRGO) in Pisa, near a small wind farm, have done detailed measurements of the generation and transmission of seismic vibrations from large wind … Continue reading LIGO study of the transmission of seismic vibrations from large wind turbines
More stress for birds means higher chances of West Nile virus September 6, 2016| Dana Kobilinsky | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY Researchers examined the extent to which mosquitoes with West Nile virus bit zebra finches with elevated levels of stress. Birds that have more of the stress hormone corticosterone are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes … Continue reading Wind Turbine stress on birds could increases chances of West Nile virus.