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Cost keeps some landscape pros from buying quieter electric equipment

Photo credit: Erik Mclean by Jamie Banks, MSc, PhD, President, Quiet Communities Inc. A recent piece from NPR discusses some of the barriers landscaping professionals face when considering the purchase of battery electric lawn mowers. These mowers, powered by lithium-ion batteries, are quieter, cleaner, simpler, and easier to use and can make for an attractive

Noisy classrooms interfere with learning

Photo credit: Arthur Krijgsman by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Natalie Wexler's recent article, “Elementary Classrooms Are Too Noisy for Kids to Learn,” was not surprising to me because my study demonstrating elevated train noise impaired reading scores of children in classrooms

The race to allow air taxis even as the people try to fight helicopter noise

Photo credit: Archer by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Just as federal and local representatives are trying to limit nonessential helicopter travel over New York City, we learn that urban air taxis--electric vertical-takeoff-and landing vehicles, known as eVTOLs--will soon be filling the

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