Quiet Victory: D.C. bans gas-powered leaf blowers. Quiet Clean DC, working with The Quiet Coalition and Quiet Communities, has delivered a win for every living thing that breathes and has ears.
Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wild life. Kudos to Ecuador for taking action—it’s clear that fireworks pose a serious health threat to all living things.
Never underestimate man's ability to find more obnoxious ways to make noise. What is the new fresh hell? “Silent” discos—loud and obnoxious, and about to be banned in Edinburgh.
TQC founding member Jeanne Kempthorne writes about a challenge to a NY village's code banning the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers from June 1 through September 30 and the court decision that upheld the ban.
Noise isn't just a city problem. Read about the scourge of the suburbs--leaf blowers--and what some communities are doing to rein them in.