Photo credit: frank longwill licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition Last month, we published a notice about the week-long conference hosted by the University of California Davis, the Aviation Noise & Emissions Virtual Symposium 2021. The conference took place from Monday, February 22, through Saturday, February 26th.
by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article in Knowable Magazine describes, in a well written, easy-to-read, and scientifically accurate manner, how transportation noise hurts the heart. Basically, it causes a “fight-or-flight” stress reaction, with autonomic nervous system and neurohormonal responses. Epidemiology studies show increased heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in people living
Photo credit: ShellyS licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition An article in The City by Jose Martinez on November 15, 2020, reported helicopter noise complaints to 311 had soared in 2020 compared to 2019. Martinez noted that noise emanating from the helicopters make New
The photo has been dedicated to the public domain by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition In 2015, Les Blomberg, director the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, joined a dozen other thought leaders to found The Quiet Coalition. Blomberg's dedication and his organization’s incredible archives have kept noise pollution alive through the long dark period
Image courtesy of Airbus by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition One hundred and twenty years ago, two Ohio bicycle makers, the Wright Brothers, founded the aircraft industry by developing the world’s first motorized airplane. Now the technology leadership of that industry is lifting off for the EU, where the multi-national EADS (Airbus)
Photo credit: Cameron Casey from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition On December 31, 2020, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) wrote to then President-Elect Biden, copying then Secretary of Transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg, stressing the
Photo credit: Matthis Volquardsen from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Representative Jerry Nadler has introduced legislation that will impose stricter regulations on helicopter tour flights. The legislation will impose minimum altitude and maximum noise limits on all helicopter flights, easing the discomfort experienced by residents
Photo credit: William Lopez from Pexels by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition If you can’t stand noisy aircraft and are completely fed up with Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen air transportation modernization, the agency has announced a public comment period "on the scope and applicability of research initiatives to address aircraft noise" in
With Pete Buttigieg poised to replace Elaine Chao at the Department of Transportation, David Sykes believes now is the time to advocate for federal action on noise.