Turtles can suffer hearing loss, too

Photo credit: Jolo Diaz by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report in Science Daily discussing research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution states that marine noise pollution can cause temporary hearing loss in turtles. This phenomenon was known for fish and marine mammals, but had not previously been reported in reptiles. Like

Another silent spring?

Photo credit: Tina Nord from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition In 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring helped jumpstart the environmental movement in the U.S. and worldwide. Carson wrote lyrically, almost poetically, about how pesticides, especially DDT, damaged birds and caused birth defects and cancer. If Carson were alive today, she

City living impacts mental health

Photo credit: Ryan Millier from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies As an environmental psychologist for many years, I was not surprised to read a recent article in Popular Science that said urban living impacts on our mental health. In the

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