Emerald Valley Almanac

Shush! Noise and its impact

There is much noise in today’s world, drowning out sounds of nature. Natural sounds are usually soothing, and research shows that they are beneficial to our well-being. We all know cities are noisy – and the bigger the city, the noisier it is. But extraneous noise is not confined to cities – it’s all over, on land and in the sea. For a visual representation of where the noise is, go to: Map of quiet areas: bit.ly/3dJPNrB

Sources of  noise pollution

Vehicle traffic: Combined with air traffic is . . .