Intimate, Invisible Matters

  by Katie Singer   About 200 years ago, we humans figured out how to generate, store and transmit electricity. After a Danish scientist discovered electromagnetism in 1819, electric inventions radically changed domestic life, created entertainment industries and allowed speedy … Continue reading

An Electronic Silent Spring – January, 2017 Newsletter from Katie Singer

An Electronic Silent Spring  January, 2017 Newsletter from Katie Singer www.electronicsilentspring.com   Humanity will be divided into two races: people who believe that what is actually evil is good…and the people who must love them. –Rudolph Steiner, 1861-1925   Let’s … Continue reading

to continue the work

Dear Readers: I published my first book, a novel, in 1999, and wrote a Reader’s Digest version about the experience of publishing. This was before smartphones or social media. To get an idea of publishing today, put this essay on … Continue reading

An Electronic Silent Spring – September, 2016 Newsletter

An Electronic Silent Spring  September, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer www.electronicsilentspring.com What’s constructive use of anyone’s attention? New e-technologies keep getting deployed, proposed and mandated: “small cells” (a new kind of antenna), distributed antenna systems (DAS–co-located on existing utility poles), … Continue reading

An Electronic Silent Spring – July, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer

An Electronic Silent Spring  July, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer www.electronicsilentspring.com   Twenty years ago, during Bill Clinton’s presidency and Reid Hunt’s chairmanship of the FCC, the U.S. Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the TCA). Section 704 prohibits … Continue reading

An Electronic Silent Spring – June, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer

An Electronic Silent Spring  June, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer www.electronicsilentspring.com 26 days after the NIH’s National Toxicology Program reported that cell phone radiation definitively causes cancer, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler announced the Spectrum Frontiers Proceeding. On June 20, Wheeler … Continue reading

An Electronic Silent Spring – April, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer

An Electronic Silent Spring April, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer www.electronicsilentspring.com I end with good news. –Katie Children & Schools The Environmental Health Trust has compiled a spectacular, international list of schools, unions and PTAs that have taken steps to … Continue reading

An Electronic Silent Spring – January, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer

An Electronic Silent Spring January, 2016 Newsletter from Katie Singer www.electronicsilentspring.com Check out this coffee shop’s sign: Dr. Al Manville, retired biologist, US Fish and Wildlife, consultant with Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Solutions, has written a comprehensive paper, “Impacts to … Continue reading

“Impacts to Birds and Bats Due to Collisions and Electrocutions from Some Tall Structures in the United States: Wires, Towers, Turbines, and Solar Arrays–State of the Art in Addressing the Problems” by Dr. Al Manville

Dr. Al Manville, retired biologist, US Fish and Wildlife, consultant with Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Solutions, has written a comprehensive paper, “Impacts to Birds and Bats Due to Collisions and Electrocutions from Some Tall Structures in the United States: Wires, … Continue reading

FCC regulations and “Smart” Badger water meters

“Smart” transmitting utility meters are being installed internationally for electric, gas and water. Meters may transmit data by technology similar to a cell phone call, a text message, or via fiber optics. Depending on how they’re programmed, meters can collect … Continue reading