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Hearing birds makes us feel better

Photo credit: David Cossey by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies During the pandemic, I wrote a number of posts on articles that noted how pleased many people were to hear the birds in their neighborhoods, especially residents of New York City who

Draft agreement between FAA, helicopter tours threatens Liberty State Park

Photo credit: Robert So by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies That helicopter noise has disrupted the lives of many residents in New York and New Jersey has been underscored by the activities of Stop the Chop NY/NJ, an organization that we have

North Somerset Aims to be the UK’s first “low noise firework county”

Photo credit: Belinda Schindler by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Amid growing evidence that fireworks severely stress wild animals and pets, a pet owner in North Somerset is trying to make her county the UK’s first “low noise firework county.” According to Somerset Live, Lorraine Hopkinson-Parker from Backwell set up the petition after

Finding your quiet space

Photo credit: Anthony by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Finding Your Quiet Space is the title of this episode of CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD’s, podcast, Chasing Life.  In it, Dr. Gupta interviews pioneering acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton and his associate, quiet activist Vikram Chauhan. Quiet is important for concentration, for happiness,

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