FAA ok’s Google to start drone deliveries. Think airplane noise is terrible? Wait until Google & Amazon make your neighborhood a hellscape with fleets of drones.
Here come Uber’s flying taxis. If and when they do come, there’s no doubt everyone within hearing distance will know. Time for noise advocates to step up and face this very real threat.
Urban noise is “the absolute scourge of our time,” said a commenter to a Guardian article on urban noise. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees, noting that urban noise is a major health hazard, too.
New York City observes International Noise Awareness Day with a workshop and soundwalk at NYU, an interactive program in Flatbush, and a Science of Sound program in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Click here to learn more.
Gal Beckerman in “The Case for Covering Your Ears,” writes about the importance of being silent and of hearing silence in a noisy world.
Is noise pollution damaging our health? The evidence says yes. Noise has been recognized as a public health hazard for over 50 years. So why isn’t the U.S. government regulating it?