So: Excessive noisiness is bad. Its opposite -- silence -- has largely been understood for what it is not; it is not noise
I dream of a car-free New York City. Every night honking cars arrest me from sleep, and every day myself and millions of New Yorkers breathe the carbon monoxide exhaust from a sea of passing cars.
Anyone who's reading this is probably well aware of the #SleepRevolution College Tour. Thanks to the efforts of Arianna Huffington
THIS PLANET has an occasional series of posts on Storify, where we can capture recent news and videos. This is living research for This Planet. Here is our collection of items on Offshore Drilling.
How does your city sound?
In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.
Sound appears to have both positive and negative influences, depending on types, noise level, personal preference and other factors. Read on to see how sound influences sleep in both the short-term and long-term, and how to optimize your environment for better nights.
Because of increasing urbanization, noise pollution will only worsen and affect more people. The U.S. National Prevention Strategy -- tasked with increasing the number of healthy Americans through wellness and prevention -- can put noise on the national health policy agenda.
Loud noise may hurt more than just your ears. A new study found that noise pollution like traffic, airplane noises and street activity could be hurting America's health -- to the tune of billions of dollars.
According to a 2007 article on MedScape, noise pollution can contribute to all sorts of contemporary maladies: Now it seems
Myanmar’s temperate winters attract foreign tourists at the same time many of the loudest and most popular Buddhist religious
I'm continually engulfed in modern day life with beeps, vibrations, commercials, news feeds -- a variety of attacks on all my senses. Yet, silence's mystifying self still delicately reaches for my curious heart.
BOOM. BOOM. BOOM-BOOM-BOOOOOMMMMM! Annoying, isn't it? But guess what -- that's what life will be like for marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean now that the Obama administration has re-opened the East Coast, from Delaware to Florida, to offshore oil and gas exploration.
"These are animals that live in the dark, and that’s why they’ve evolved over tens of millions years -- to be able to hunt
How can we make long-term healthy decisions for the Earth when our own inner noise is pushing us just to get out the door?
Muraco said that in the future, they will use hydrophones in the tanks to record other late-term pregnant dolphins. Holley
Until now, heavy curtains or pricey soundproof windows have been the best way to keep the blaring-ringing-talking sounds
By Jason Bittel, OnEarth Of course, it's not just about cetacean songs. Biologists from Cornell call this underwater noise