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.

Are birds singing more loudly?

Are birds singing more loudly?

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.

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.”

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