David Sykes tells us about a fascinating essay on the value of sudden quiet. MIT physicist Alan Lightman says it gives us a chance to think about who we are.
April 29 is International Noise Awareness Day, and Dr. Daniel Fink wonders if people worldwide will focus on listening now that lockdowns have resulted in dramatic reductions in noise.
Yet another Earth Day has passed, but this one marked by silence and solitude. David Sykes wonders if the silence wrought by the pandemic will open environmentalists’ ears to the dangers of noise.
An unintended consequence—the pandemic is making the air cleaner, quieter, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft. Stay at home orders are causing cleaner air and less noise.
Canadians find quiet ways to connect during the pandemic, and Dr. Daniel Fink muses that maybe one silver lining to this awful period is that we can all enjoy cleaner, quieter air.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Jessica Furseth’s excellent essay on urban noise. He agrees with her statement that cities are getting louder and hopes urban noise will be taken seriously.