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 . . .