Thanks Max, Dan--
We did not have a nature recordist campout this year in the midwest.
I do take a sound walks every day or two to hear the changes unfolding.
When I hear a special communicate, I stop, close my eyes and recording in 3=
60 degrees with my original recording gear. It has been a very lush spring=
sumner here in Wisconsin.
For the sake of more than 2500 square miles of habitat across the US (see b=
elow). I hope folks will take a few minutes to account for the impacts of e=
xperiences you have with corridors dividing habitats with 150 wide, usually=
Utilities plan more than 180 very high capacity lines (345 kV-765 kV) and m=
ore than 700 high capacity lines (mostly 230 kV) at cost from 110- $180 bil=
lion of your dollars plus another $200-800 billion for coal to fossil fuel =
natural gas power plant conversions. page 3: http://www.soulwisconsin.org/R=
This truly unprecedented expansion as electricity use drops. It is possible=
only through lack of ratepayer awareness-- too much complacency with image=
ry of wind turbines on utility bill flyers.
We are at fork in our energy future: we'll either invest trillions (mostly =
in financing debt) over the next 50 years increasing dependency on their fo=
ssil fuels OR invest in end users and our homes slashing use and emissions =
to reach the EPA's 2030 C02 reduction goals. Recordists who live in other =
countries have likely observed that the US Canada and Australia consume 2X =
the amount of electricity per person compared to all other countries in the=
But, we are changing. Electricity use in U.S. has been dropping since 2007=
because ratepayer investments in accelerated energy efficiency have been g=
reatly accelerated in many states. The drop is not the slowed economy-- we =
have turned the corner on use and mining waste with more than 40% is left r=
Recent studies showing that animals with ultra-violet light sensitivity see=
the UV light emitted for miles: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-wild-animals-=
Those who understand many animals' reliance on high frequency communication=
s, the lines roar above human audible range.
Animals can not file comments, you can. Please take a few minutes to cite y=
our experiences with high voltage transmission lines-- even to say you avoi=
d them for recording purposes.
Cite your credentials and reason for providing input. Describe specific exp=
eriences and locations if you can.
Maybe some of you can speak up for the amazing strides of accelerated energ=
y in your state or county.
Retired Professor of Media Arts, Univ. of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
S3897 Plum Run Road
La Farge, WI
On Jun 25, 2014, at 5:27 PM, Dan Dugan [naturerecordists] =
> Good to hear from you, Rob. Beyond your home mic array, do you get time t=
o do any recording?