Noise Pollution

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Adverse Health Effects of Noise
Hagler, Louis
Article
1995
The effects of noise are widespread and impose long-term consequences on health.
Air Force Invades the Rocky Mountains: Sky Grab
Miller, Carol
Article
2012
Communities throughout rural America are fighting to stop more Air Force flights overhead. In addition to New Mexico and Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona,...
Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't: Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean
Lubofsky, Evan
Article
2016
As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
Community Noise
Berglund, Birgitta; Lindvall, Thomas
Article
1995
Critically reviews the adverse effects of community noise, including interference with communication, noise-induced hearing loss, annoyance responses, and effects on sleep, the cardiovascular and psyc...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
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Drowning in Noise: Noise Costs of jet skis in America: A Report for the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
Komanaff, Charles, Shaw, Howard
Article
2000
An analysis of the value of the lost enjoyment that jet ski noise introduces into beach environments.
Effects of Aircraft Noise and Sonic Booms on Domestic Animals and Wildlife: A Literature Synthesis
Article
1988
This report was produced as the result of a cooperative research project between the National Ecology Research Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado and the Air Force Engineering and Services Center, Tyndall ...
Environmental Noise: The Invisible Pollutant
Cavanaugh, William J.; Tocci, Gregory C.
Article
1998
The invisible pollutant of environmental noise can be tamed.
Environmental Noise
Article
2000
This booklet deals with environmental noise -- for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds.
Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon
Volcler, Juliette; Volk, Carol
Book
2011
In this disturbing and wide-ranging account, acclaimed journalist Juliette Volcler looks at the long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals, and la...
Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2014
Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns a...
The Global Battle Against Noise Pollution
Huebner, Al
Article
2008
Studies done in several European countries have demonstrated that noise can be a major killer. Awake or even asleep your brain and body react to sounds that increase the levels of stress hormones.
Island Airport Insanity
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
Airports don't belong in the middle of downtown.
Jetskis Should Be Banned
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
1998
To launch a jet ski into the shallow waters that are so important to marine wildlife takes little money, little training, and little energy. Jet skis put our most vulnerable marine and avian wildlife ...
The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
Wuerthner, George
Article
2008
I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to ...
MUZAK: Music to Whose Ears?: A brief overview of research commissioned by The Royal National Institute for Deaf People
Article
1998
For many people background music, or "muzak" as it is commonly known, is both irritating and frustrating. For the UK's 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people background muzak often causes pain, d...
Noise Busters
Wolkomir, Richard; Wolkomir, Joyce
Article
2001
Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.
Noise Pollution: A Modern Plague
Goines, Lisa; Hagler, Louis
Article
2007
Environmental noise pollution, a form of air pollution, is a threat to health and well-being. It is more severe and widespread than ever before, and it will continue to increase in magnitude and seve...
Noise, Sovereignty, and Civility
Blomberg, Les
Article
Noise is caused by people and businesses claiming rights, usually property rights, to emit noise into the air, and by people who do not possess the civility to be good neighbors. While its effects are...
A Request For More Effective Regulation of jet skis
Article
1999
Jet skis produce noise pollution, water pollution, adversely impact wildlife and aquatic plants, and pose serious safety risks.
Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies
Barde, Jean-Philippe; Button, Kenneth
Book
1990

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Noise Pollution Cleaninghouse
The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources. The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse seeks to: * Raise awareness about noise pollut...
Noisewatch Online
NoiseWatch (formerly Citizens' Coalition Against Noise) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the negative effects of noise.

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Aircraft noise tied to higher heart disease risk
City planners need to consider noise when planning to expand or build airports
2013
Living in neighbourhoods with high levels of aircraft noise is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, U.S. and British research suggests.
Health effects from noise
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Noise health effects are the health consequences of elevated sound levels.
Researchers find link between aircraft noise and heart disease
2013
Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, two studies find. Researchers found increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and car...

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Noisewatch Online
Organization profile published 2005
Organization
NoiseWatch (formerly Citizens' Coalition Against Noise) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the negative effects of noise, founded in November 1994. In orde...
Oeko-Institut
Website
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change.