Oceans of Noise

Oceans of Noise

The undersea noise issue has steadily increased in crescendo with a greater awareness of the potential effects on marine mammals of military sonars, seismic surveys, shipping and boat traffic, oceanographic experiments, as well as other noise sources. What has made the noise problem so intractable, though, is the inherent difficulty in studying marine mammals, particularly […]

Mobile Phones Upgraded to Monitor Noise Pollution

Mobile Phones Upgraded to Monitor Noise Pollution

A LOUD MESSAGE: An official of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board points a sound level meter at a passing bus on Avinashi Road during a crackdown on vehicles using high decibel air-horns in the city. Mobile phones will soon be upgraded to monitor noise pollution. Nicolas Maisonneuve of the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in […]

The Baiji-Chinese River Dolphins Disappearance

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Noise pollution caused the nearly blind river dolphin to collide with propellers. Ship traffic, in the Yangtze River in China multiplied, boats grew in size, and fishermen employed wider and more lethal nets. Stocks of the dolphin’s prey declined drastically in recent decades as well, with some fish populations declining to one thousandth of their […]