June 2, 2021, 10am PDT
When you are trying to get people's attention, a city feels very different.
February 28, 2021, 5am PST
New research shows that excessive noise levels have significant negative impacts on heart health.
February 26, 2021, 5am PST
New York's busy airspace can be an inescapable nightmare for residents who experience noise pollution on a daily basis.
May 25, 2020, 7am PDT
The usual sounds of the city have subsided, replaced by birds and quiet that at times can be eery and unsettling.
February 20, 2020, 5am PST
Incessant honking just adds to the chaos on city streets, so Mumbai police put up a clever device to remind drivers that making noise will not ease traffic woes.
December 13, 2019, 5am PST
One person's ticket out of traffic and transit is another person's recurring headache.
October 31, 2019, 10am PDT
The world is noisier than ever, and the long-term effects of exposure are serious. Still, noise pollution isn’t considered a legitimate environmental hazard.
October 19, 2019, 7am PDT
A journalist asked, so Jarrett Walker answered.
July 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
With more cars on roads and planes in the sky than ever before, finding truly noise-free places with pure natural sounds has become ever more challenging.
April 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
Noise pollution tends to impact low-income communities more than others. For those who can afford the luxury, there are ways to shut out the noise.
January 25, 2018, 5am PST
The hustle and bustle of cities are part of the appeal, but too much noise is unhealthy. Planners can help control the problem of noise in the city.
February 27, 2017, 8am PST
One man's noise pollution is another man's symphony.
February 4, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Chicago intends to soundproof more homes this year than any in the 20-year history of the city's soundproofing program, insulating homes from the noise generated by the city's south side airport.
January 6, 2017, 5am PST
The capital of Catalunya is suffering from persistent high pollution due to car density and the largest number of motorcycles in Europe. City administrators, aware of the situation, have been unwilling to take any action that would upset drivers.
November 27, 2016, 5am PST
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has aligned himself with opponents to the addition of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, citing noise and air pollution concerns
November 26, 2016, 9am PST
Traffic police in Mumbai have launched a campaign to cut down on unnecessary honking by motorists in the city of Mumbai
September 3, 2016, 9am PDT
BART trains have always made a lot of noise—impacting riders and the people who live along the regional system's routes. Now there's hope that the racket could be a thing of the past.
June 26, 2015, 8am PDT
After spending $10 billion since 2005 on capital improvements, Chicago's O'Hare is still losing business to competitors along with the battle of public opinion.
January 16, 2014, 11am PST
Los Angeles congressional representatives are leveraging the federal appropriations bill to advance legislation requiring the U.S. DOT and the FAA to develop ways to lessen the impact of helicopter noise on residential neighborhoods.
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
October 27, 2013, 5am PDT
"The Roaring 'Twenties", an interactive soundscape created by a historian of sound, technology and cultures of listening at Princeton, seeks to immerse people in the sounds of 1929 New York City, and demonstrate that noise pollution is nothing new.