Archive for May, 2015

100 More Smart Meters Explode

Posted on May 21, 2015 by onthelevelblog CAPITOLA, CA– Yesterday afternoon we received yet another report of exploding smart meters- this time in Capitola, CA: “On 5.12, the Smart Meters blew off my house and about 100 neighbors, just like in Stockton.  I didn’t see any mention of the Smart Meters blowing up in Capitola on 5.12 on […]

Smart meter moratorium

by Deborah Pfeiffer  - May 26, 2015 / 7:30 pm Citing health and other concerns, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director, Tom Siddon, presented a petition and called for a moratorium on smart meter installation in Area D, at the last RDOS board meeting. “This is being imposed on people without their consent, and I just think it’s wrong,” he […]

Scientists ‘can’t all be quacks,’ as RDOS calls for moratorium on smart meters

  Still smartingOsoyoos man Jacob de Raadt had his power cut off after refusing to accept a new smart meter.   Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:06 pm JOE FRIES |  comments Persistent concerns about smart meters have prompted a group of local politicians to call on the B.C. government to pull the plug on further installations […]

The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

By Emile Holba and Sara Jane Hall  Green Bank, West Virginia 19 May 2015  From BBC  Magazine Anyone driving west from Washington DC towards the Allegheny Mountains will arrive before long in a vast area without mobile phone signals. This is the National Radio Quiet Zone – 13,000 square miles (34,000 sq km) of radio […]

Is Wi-Fi making your child ill?

By Florence Waters 8:00 AM Friday May 15, 2015 Radiation emitted by Wi-Fi, mobiles and other wireless devices may be harming your children. Photo / 123RF Six years ago, Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe moved to the country, stopped carrying a mobile phone and sacrificed a successful career in emergency medicine to focus on a new medical interest […]

Berkeley cellphone law renews debate over potential health risks

Berkeley, California passed an ordinance law forcing phone retailers to place warnings on their products regarding potential exposure to radiation. CTVNews.ca Staff  Published Sunday, May 17, 2015 9:02 PM EDT  A landmark decision in a U.S. city over cellphone use has triggered renewed concerns over the potential health risks associated with our mobile devices. Last […]

Residents say no notice on smart meters

Dawn Russell is on member of a group concerned that FortisBC has begun swapping out old electrical meters for smart meters on the Penticton Indian Band. by  Steve Kidd – Penticton Western News  posted May 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM A group of residents on the Penticton Indian Band are upset that installation of smart electricity meters by FortisBC went […]

Osoyoos couple’s power cut off after refusing smart meter

ROY WOOD / Special to the Herald Cut off Jacob de Raadt stands beside his old analog power meter that’s been disconnected after he accidentally damaged it while trying to protect it from being upgraded to a newer model he has health concerns about.                       […]

Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance

​For Immediate Release​ Survey of Berkeley Residents Affirms Need for City to Adopt ​​ Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance on May 12   Berkeley, Calif. April 30, 2015.   Eighty-two percent (82%) of adults in Berkeley, California reported in a recent survey that they want to be informed when they purchase a cell phone […]

Barely a week after Tesla’s Powerwall battery was announced, it’s sold-out to mid-2016

Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR) Technology / Clean Technology May 8, 2015   Elon Musk does it again It’s barely been a week since Tesla unveiled its Powerwall energy system, which scales from residential houses to massive gigawatt-hour utility scale. Not enough time for much to happen, right? Well, apparently people have been waiting for something like this and there’s […]