The solace of quiet

Photo credit: tom balabaud from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Tom DiVenti in his article “Disturbing the Peace” bemoans that our noisy world prevents people from getting “a little bit of silence.” He identifies the many discomforting sounds from the

Just how loud will the cicadas be?

Photo credit: Martha Nelson licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition In many parts of the country, everyone is waiting for the emergence of Brood X cicadas. Cicadas have adopted an interesting survival strategy: They develop underground for 17 years and only emerge in such large numbers that their predators

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