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Living with airplane noise

Photo credit: ERIC SALARD licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Matt Santoro Living near La Guardia Airport can be frustrating and upsetting, especially in the morning. Like many nearby residents, I am often awakened by the roar of a plane taking off from the airport for a short commuter flight. On many days these intrusions

Noise disrupts plant life

Photo credit:Thomas licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Some of you may be aware that decades ago, an Indian scientist reported that music helped certain plants grow but this area of research remains controversial. Other researchers think those who play music to their plants actually give them more care,

Pandemic quiet gave voice to pigeons

Photo credit: Vicky Deshmukh from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition We all know that city dwellers have changed their routines during the pandemic. According to Matthew Rozsa, so have urban pigeons. With more people staying home and fewer cars on the road, cities are less

The sounds of the pandemic year

Photo credit: Tom Leishman from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Early on during the pandemic I began to hear comments from people about the sounds that surrounded them. Some people told me how happy they were to hear birds sing rather than the airplane noise

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