Adam Swersky, a Harrow Councillor, was recently quoted in the New Statesman saying “Our cities are being poisoned by a toxin that surrounds us day and night. It eats away at our brains, hurts our hearts, clutches at our sleep, and gnaws at the quality of our daily lives.”. So, should noise really be considered a toxin?
With Big Ben’s Bongs due to silenced until 2021 while essential maintenance work is completed, The Noise Doctor investigates whether this is truly bong-ers.
Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with another NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at whether noisy roads dampen the chances of getting pregnant, the noise problems of the super rich, howling hounds and Heathrow. Let’s get started.
When people think of global warming it usually conjured up images of rising sea levels, unpredictable weather patterns and low land flooding, but there is another issue that few will have considered and it is a sobering thought.
If someone asked me what does New York city sound like, the first things that spring to mind are sirens and honking car horns – after all, New York isn’t known as the city that doesn’t sleep for nothing. But, like many other metropolis around the world, it seems its citizens are waking up to the fact this may not be something to boast about when it comes to cityscape noise pollution.
Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with the NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at plans for a new Legoland, drum & bass music being replaced by a silent disco, councils warring over noise and how noise pollution is a possible factor in the onset of dementia. Let’s get started.
2016 is rapidly coming to a close and 2017 is almost upon us. New Year is always a time for reflection. With this in mind, I reviewed all the NoiseNews updates from 2016 and can now reveal the top 10 blogs that aim to educate, inform and entertain. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin.
The seas around Britain may be getting too noisy. So noisy in fact that fish species such as cod and haddock are having difficulty communicating with each other. If their chatter is being obscured, it could affect their ability to breed at a time when stock numbers are recovering. It has long been recognised that large marine mammals are susceptible to Read More…
Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with the NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at the top 10 noisiest dogs, Pokémon Go, cinema snacks and opera. Let’s get started.
New measures are coming into force this month aimed at clamping down on noise nuisance caused by over enthusiastic buskers around London’s Shepherd’s Bush Tube station. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will restrict loud public performances and the use of amplifiers for music and public speaking as from June 23. Breaking the order could lead to a £100 fixed penalty notice Read More…