Gordon Hempton launches Quiet Parks International, and The Quiet Coalition’s co-founder, Dr. Arline Bronzaft, will serve on the group’s advisory board.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft reviews an article that talks about the impact of climate change on animals, adding that human noise interferes with animals, too.
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.
Are birds singing more loudly? No, says Dr. Daniel Fink. It just seems like they are louder because their birdsong isn’t being drowned out by road traffic and aircraft noise.
David Sykes writes that researchers are finding that whales are enjoying the quiet brought on by the pandemic. Let’s hope humans are too.
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.”