September 1, 2011, 5am PDT
The amount of urban background noise is affecting the songs that birds sing to attract mates.
November 22, 2010, 10am PST
Colloseo, a restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach, wants to feature Luca, their opera-singing waiter, as part of the ambience. The Telegraph Hill Dwellers, an influential neighborhood situation, says no.
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 20, 2010, 12pm PDT
Locals in Walnut Creek are up in arms over a proposed In-N-Out Burger. Columnist Tom Barnidge says that while "provincialism often is the catalyst for complaint," there is reason to protest in this case.
October 15, 2009, 5am PDT
The U.S. Military are on the verge of releasing its new air fighter, the F-35, and about 200 U.S. bases are under consideration to house them. The new planes are three to 12 times louder than existing planes, which has some base neighbors on edge.
August 3, 2009, 10am PDT
Urban sounds can have an effect on people -- both physically and mentally. This sonic tour through New York City examines how sounds affect urbanites.
November 6, 2008, 10am PST
Some residents living too close to wind turbines are feeling the negative effects of the noise they produce: nausea, headaches, and vertigo, to name a few.
April 15, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Cairo, Egypt is becoming increasingly noisy.</p>