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Canada leads the way

Canada leads the way

This photo by Bernard Spragg. NZ has been dedicated to the public domain. First Edmonton, now Calgary: Calgary to pilot a project that implements a "network of real-time noise monitors" to nab noise polluters. According to Shawn Logan, Calgary Herald, the city...

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Is there sound on Mars?

Is there sound on Mars?

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech (not subject to copyright protection) by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This fascinating article by Kenneth Chang in the New York Times describes Martian winds rattling the solar panels on the recently landed InSight lander....

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Toronto to tackle transportation noise

Toronto to tackle transportation noise

Photo credit: GTD Aquitaine, who has released this photo into the public domain. by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition That the noise from the commuter trains, passing the homes of David Bosworth and his...

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Enjoy the natural world in sound

Enjoy the natural world in sound

              Cities and Memory has launched another fabulous project. This time they explore the natural world in Sounding Nature, "the biggest ever global exploration of the beautiful sounds of nature." Artists from around the...

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How restaurants got so loud

How restaurants got so loud

Why are restaurants so loud? Minimalist design and more casual dining are big factors, but restaurateurs know loud spaces encourage faster chewing and more drinking.

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Is noise pollution making you fat?

Is noise pollution making you fat?

Is noise pollution making you fat? Stress has been linked to obesity for many years, so why wouldn’t continuous noise from railways, roads, and aircraft be linked to obesity too?

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The sound of silence

The sound of silence

Robert Twigger, poet, writer, and explorer, writes about how he rejuvenates himself when he is feeling crushed by noise.

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