Planting Noise Blockers: Best Plants For Noise Reduction In Landscapes
The most visually appealing way to block noise is with a dense growth of plants. Noise blocking plants are especially useful in urban areas. Learn more in this article and block out those annoying sounds.
Dolphins "Shout" to Be Heard over Boat Noise
Dolphins "Shout" to Be Heard over Boat Noise -- Human-created noise underwater, whether from the spin of a ship's blades, the hum of an engine, the clanking of construction or the bangs of seismic exploration, does more than force odontocetes to speak up. Other research shows that whales and dolphins breach, spy-hop and tail slap the surface more often when vessels are nearby, all of which sap more energy. Military sonar also disrupts cetacean hearing and alters their diving behaviors, most…
Noise pollution causes chronic stress in birds, with health consequences for young
Birds exposed to the persistent noise of natural gas compressors show symptoms remarkably similar to those in humans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, new research shows.
Traffic noise may make birds age faster
Traffic noise may be associated with an increased rate of telomere loss in Zebra finches that have left the nest, according to a study published in Frontiers in Zoology. Telomeres are caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect genes from damage. Shortening of telomeres indicates accelerated biological aging.
Apartment Complex uses 150 Trees to Dampen Noise and Pollution | Downtown Santa Ana, Orange County
In an urban environment, trees, clean air and quiet streets are often near impossible to find. However, this is not the case with Luciano Pia‘s 5 store apartment. Located in Turin, Italy, the apartment is cloaked in dense greens and facilitated by silhouetted metal trees. The trees placed around the building absorb about 200,000 liters
6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress
The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were acquired by AOL in 2011, I inherited 53 properties built on dozens of different content management systems. It wasn't long after that I soon realized they we...
Researchers prove cormorants can hear under water
For the first time, researchers have shown that marine birds can hear underwater. This offers new possibilities for the protection of marine birds in trafficked waters. Seals, whales and other marine animals can hear underwater. The cormorant also has this ability, which new research from University of Southern Denmark (SDU) shows.
'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than good
Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
Sound of silence increasingly rare as noise pollution rises - NewsWinnipeg.Net
Quiet seems to be reserved for those who have the cash to visit spas or go away somewhere to sit on a beach and watch the sunset. But silence should not be a luxury, says Jo Davies.