Dense plantings may help block noise

Photo credit: Jo Kassis from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from Discover discusses how plants can help absorb, diffuse, or block noise, especially road traffic noise. I didn’t know that noise actually makes leaves tremble, transforming sound energy into mechanical energy, and thereby dissipating it. To reall make a

Traffic noise disproportionately affects low-income families

Photo credit: Doug Kerr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition With traffic noise recognized as “one of the worst environmental stressors for humans by the World Health Organization, second only to air pollution,” John Hartig, GreatLakesNow, writes that researchers at the University of

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