Teachers wearing wireless microphones that amplify their voices could be one solution to ensuring children can hear — and saving teachers’ voices from strain, particularly in the pandemic.
Planting a hedge can boost biodiversity, tackle noise, air and soil pollution and help towards meeting carbon emissions targets.
Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.
We’ve devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design.
South African neighbour law also requires property owners to tolerate a degree of nuisance from their neighbours.
Noise pollution can cause long-term stress and harm to wildlife.
Self-sufficiency, outdoor space and a home office will likely be high up the list in future.
Arctic cod are key prey for seals, whales and seabirds. What happens when ship noise drives them away?
The Spanish city is remaking urban neighbourhoods by limiting through traffic in superblocks that give priority to pedestrians and street activities, not cars.
The ‘superblocks’ are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.
Recent advances in technology and new trends in commercial air travel could make supersonic flight economically viable. But regulations will have to change first.
Monasticism developed in part because people were seeking the solace of quiet places But finding solitude was a struggle. And many realized that true silence could be found only within.
Commercial and recreational drones are taking to the air. They’re very noisy, and neighborhoods everywhere could become awfully loud.
The World Health Organisation has issued noise guidelines for Europe, but they apply to everyone.
Parks should service a variety of needs, not just cater to one group of people.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band’s 1980 assertion that “rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution.” Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
From the oil that makes your petrol, to car parts, to the groceries and other things in your weekly shop, retail consumerism is driving a boom in the amount of noise in the world’s oceans.
In our increasingly noisy world, how do you make sure that your voice is heard? If you’re a bird, that depends on the type of noise and what you’re trying to say.
New research shows that noise pollution in US cities is concentrated in poor and minority communities. Beyond regulating airplane noise, the US has done relatively little to curb noise pollution.
Fly-bys by RAAF Super Hornets and army helicopters are a noisy finale to the Brisbane Festival. While many find this sound awe-inspiring, what of those with lived experience of war?