Unsurprisingly, a study shows that urban noise worst is poor and minority neighborhoods. Enough with the studies, it’s time for action!
Subways can be made quieter if one tries, and BART is trying by grinding the metal wheels to reduce screech. But why not use rubber tires?
European governments recognize that noise is a health hazard. London is poised to do something about it, and U.S. cities should follow.
Quiet aircraft coming to an airport near you? Eventually, via technological substitution, the uniquely American approach to everything.
Au revoir to noisy vacuum cleaners? Yes, in the EU, where new regulations limit noise. U.S. manufacturers must act now or lose future market share.
Are quiet restaurants only for the rich? Devra Ferst of Eater New York thinks the answer is yes. So what can the rest of us do?