Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ocean Noise

One upside of the Covid era is that ocean noise (ships, sonor, etc.) is down about 50%, and the animals of the ocean are getting a break from the effects of incessant underwater noise. Read more here. You can watch … Continue reading

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Leaf Blowers, again

Yes, it is that season again. Well, not for blowing leaves so much as for blowing grass cuttings, etc.  Which, as the NC, I hate. BUT – recently leaf blowers have been rehabilitated in my eyes. Apparently there are a … Continue reading

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Stadium Noise

  So baseball season is starting up.  But in empty stadiums – no crowds, no hotdogs, no waving of merchandise, no cheering, no tailgating, no waiting to get out of the parking lot. But wait!  Where did that booing come … Continue reading

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Noise Cancellation

Have you ever visited or lived in a big city where it is really noisy outside your windows?  It is really annoying, right?  And stressful, right? Have you have heard of noise cancelling headphones?  Well, now researchers in Singapore have … Continue reading

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vEARING

Ah, you ask, “What is vEARING?” It is the ability to hear sound where there is no sound, only an image, AKA “visual-evoked auditory response.”  Isn’t that amazing? I bet you  can vEAR as well as the next person, even … Continue reading

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Noisy Cars in Barrie

  They are cracking down on noisy cars in Barrie, Ontario, via Project Noisemaker.  Police are handing out $85 fines to people with cars that violate the noise bylaws.  Yay, I say. (Though one wonders why they are using police … Continue reading

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Thirty meters is not very far

Just north of Vancouver, BC, railway noise is messing with the health of the residents of Squamish Nation.  This has been going on for years.  And has improved very little. Read about it here.

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Planned Parenthood

OK, so no, PP is NOT noisy. Except politically speaking, in their work to maintain access to abortions and other healthcare to women in the USA.   But – there are many protestors in the USA who gather outside PP … Continue reading

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