A new report published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” draws attention once again to the dramatic decline in insect populations – this time in a “pristine” national forest in Puerto Rico. In 2014, an international team of biologists had estimated a 45% decline in invertebrates like beetles & bees over 35 years and last year a study showed a 76% decrease in flying insects in German preserves. Consequently the populations of insect-eating frogs, lizards and birds had plummeted too, while seed-feeding bird populations appear to have remained fairly static. Climate change (increased temperatures), pesticides and habitat loss have been some of the suggested culprits (although pesticide use has fallen more than 80 percent in Puerto Rico). But not nearly enough attention is being paid to the universal impact of wireless radiation on insect populations despite early-warning research showing a connection (see our website for some examples).
Don Maisch from EMF Facts also believes that this warrants further investigation and posted on his site: “When I checked on the location of the “pristine national forest” in Puerto Rico… I found that it is located approximately 50 miles from Cayey Puerto Rico, the home to the WSR-88 Doppler Radar which is one of the most powerful and advanced weather surveillance doppler radars in the world, transmitting at 750,000 watts. Cayey is a mountain municipality in central Puerto Rico with the radar facility located on the central mountain. Whether or not this has anything to do with the decline in insects of the national forest is an interesting question. Perhaps not so pristine after all… Don”