September 24, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Artificial lighting and noise alter biorhythms of birds

Noise from traffic and artificial night lighting cause birds in the city centre to become active up to five hours earlier in the morning than birds in more natural areas. These were the findings from an investigation conducted on 400 blackbirds in Leip… Continue reading

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July 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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AirCasting crowdsources health and environmental data via smartphone

Help build a crowdsourced map of local air quality and noise pollution, as well as your body’s reactions to changes in those levels, with this app and Arduino-powered sensor. Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
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Air pollution and noise pollution increase cardiovascular risk

Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to new research. Continue reading

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February 26, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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iPad app helps ship captains avoid whale collisions, reduce noise pollution

The North-Atlantic area off the coast of New England is home to many species of whales (especially Right Whales), but because of ship traffic to ports like Boston’s, there is a lot of noise pollution and even the risk of potentially fatal collisions. Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
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TaxiBot robotic tug reduces airplane emissions and noise pollution

Airplanes waste a lot of fuel on the ground. To taxi around airports, from passenger gates to runways, planes are powered by their main engines which simply aren’t optimized for that task. This creates a lot of unnecessary CO2 emissions, air pollution… Continue reading

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December 17, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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From elephant to estuary: does the 2013 European Green Capital have something to teach US cities?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
     
The city of Nantes, the fifth largest in France, sits on the estuary where the storied River Loire begins to meet the Atlantic Ocean on that coun… Continue reading

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May 15, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Taming the sound of the city: dealing with noise pollution

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
About two decades ago, my friend Bob – a mover and shaker of sorts in the art world – took me to an artist’s studio in a (then, at least) sc… Continue reading

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March 26, 2012
by Lisa Speer
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James Cameron’s Record Dive Exposes Need for Global Protection of the High Seas

Lisa Speer, Director of the International Oceans Program, New York
Yesterday, filmmaker James Cameron became the first solo explorer to reach the ocean’s deepest point, traveling nearly seven miles down through some of the darkest… Continue reading

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October 12, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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The silence of the trams

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
Among the many benefits that modern streetcars and many forms of light rail offer to the city environment is an exceptionally quiet ride compared to conventio… Continue reading

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