Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Pandemic and Song Birds

The pandemic, which has reduced the amount of noise humans make, has had a tremendously positive effect on many aspects of nature. This article from National Geographic deals with research done on the impact of the pandemic on white-crowned sparrows … Continue reading

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Music in Restaurants

Background music in restaurants has always been an issue for the NC. Now, thanks to covid, this issue can be addressed easily. (At least in Toronto, and I assume in all cities.) Here is a quote from the City of … Continue reading

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Football in Germany

No, not FOOTBALL, but football – as in what we in Canada call soccer. Germany? Germany is one of those great European countries that take noise pollution seriously. They have quite strict rules and regulations about noise. And in this … Continue reading

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Walruses and Double Bass

Yes, you read it correctly. Who knew that a walrus could play a double bass? Well, in fact, they can’t. But they do communicate with sound. They have quite the repertoire. You can read more about this aspect of ‘walrus-ness’ … Continue reading

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Race Horses and Noise

So who knew? Thanks to a tip off from my bookie MJB, I have found out that quite a few race horses wear earplugs when they race! It makes sense, but was a surprise! Race tracks are loud, very loud. … Continue reading

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