Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bat Deaths in NY, Vt. Baffle Experts

Hi All
Will electro magnetic radiation (EMR) kill all the bats and cause an ecological nightmare?
Here is another very disturbing story about how our environment is being increasingly damaged. Without research I cannot blame these thousands of bat deaths on electro magnetic radiation, from cell phones and antennas but I do have a very strong suspicion. I suspect that the immune system of the bats is being harmed by the exposure to electro magnetic radiation and the fatal illness reported is the result. Scientific research has shown that fungus growth is accelerated by exposure to EMR.
If you look at the BBC news story attached above, you will notice that is states - "They studied the bats at radar installations and found that they did not forage where electromagnetic radiation could be measured".
I have spent considerable time and effort with my radio frequency meter, trying to find a location where I could not measure radiation. Unfortunately I have not been able to find such a place (I would like to live there). What I do find, is cell phone masts and antennas erected every few kilometers, causing a blanket of radiation over the entire countryside. The poor bats, birds animals the environment and humans, are being assaulted, twenty four hours a day by dangerous microwave radiation.
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Bat Deaths in NY, Vt. Baffle Experts
By MICHAEL HILL – 3 days ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bats are dying off by the thousands as they hibernate in
caves and mines around New York and Vermont, sending researchers scrambling to find the cause of mysterious condition dubbed "white nose syndrome."
The ailment — named for the white circle of fungus found around the noses of affected bats — was first noticed last January in four caves west of Albany. It has now spread to eight hibernation sites in the state and another in Vermont.
Alan Hicks, a bat specialist with New York's Department of Environmental Conservation, called the quick-spreading disorder the "gravest threat" to bats he had ever seen. Up to 11,000 bats were found dead last winter and many more are showing signs illness this winter. One hard-hit cave went from more than 15,000 bats two years ago to 1,500 now, he said. "We do not know what the cause is and we do not know how it was spread, either from cave to cave, or bat to bat," said Hicks. "You have this potential for this huge spread."
The white fungus ring around bats' noses is a symptom, but not necessarily the cause. For some unknown reason, the bats deplete their fat reserves and die months before they would normally emerge from hibernation.
New York and Vermont environmental officials are asking people not to enter caves or mines with bats until researchers figure out how the infection is spread. There is no evidence it is a threat to humans, but officials want to take every precaution to avoid it spreading from cave to cave.
Bats are considered particularly vulnerable when they hibernate, a time when they can hang together tightly by the thousands. Indiana bats, a federally endangered species, are considered particularly vulnerable, though the highest death count has been among little brown bats.
Researchers with Cornell University and the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., are among those helping state environmental officials.

* The bat die-off has some eerie similarities with "colony collapse disorder," the baffling affliction that began decimating honeybee colonies years ago.
Scientists last fall said they suspected a virus previously unknown in the United States.
"I'm very concerned," Hicks said. "I can only hope that what we're seeing today will dissipate in the future."