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Noise Pollution Has Effect On Plants, Study Finds
2012-03-23 06:50:06

A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that human noise like traffic can have ripple effects on plants.

2012-03-02 12:27:03

Blue whale vocal behavior is affected by man-made noise, even when that noise does not overlap the frequencies the whales use for communication.

2012-02-28 14:43:48

Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia.

2012-02-22 21:31:29

Sparrows, blackbirds and the great tit are all birds known to sing at a higher pitch (frequency) in urban environments.

Whales Briefly Benefited From Decrease In Shipping Traffic After 9/11
2012-02-08 13:53:38

According to a new study, baleen whales suffered less stress from ship noise after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.