How the lockdown allows us to hear nature

How the lockdown allows us to hear nature

Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes the lockdown is allowing us to hear nature. Given that loud urban noise negatively affects our health, its decrease is a good thing in this otherwise anxious time.

Rethinking sirens during the pandemic

Rethinking sirens during the pandemic

Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the omnipresent sirens blaring in New York City and wonders if post-pandemic legislation addressing siren volume may finally get enacted.

Takeaways from a silent pandemic

Takeaways from a silent pandemic

David Sykes writes about the silent pandemic. As noisy industrial processes have come to a halt, the air is cleaner. When the pandemic ends, we don’t need to go back to “normal.”

The pandemic has quieted the world

The pandemic has quieted the world

The pandemic has quieted the world, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who writes about an article that says the reduction in background noise is allowing seismologists to detect distant earthquakes.

Good sounds during lockdown

Good sounds during lockdown

Not all loud sounds in the city are bad. Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the good sounds she looks forward to during the lockdown.

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