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kerry19

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Sound pollution
« on: February 04, 2009, 10:42:56 AM »
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms. Noise pollution (or environmental noise) is displeasing human- or machine-created sound that disrupts the activity or balance of human or animal life. A common form of noise pollution is from transportation, principally motor vehicles. The word "noise" comes from the Latin word "noxia" meaning "injury" or "hurt".

Sound pollution have adverse effects on ecosystem. Scientists have found that 40 percent of the locations around the world are contaminated with human-generated noise. As a result, animals can no longer make themselves heard, compromising mating calls and warning cries.

Research conducted by Cornell University found that an increasingly noisy ocean has impeded the ability of whales to navigate and communicate. Shipping traffic is the major problem in popular whale migration and feeding routes.

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Re: Sound pollution
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 01:11:23 AM »
This is a very valid problem especially in urban areas today. Does anyone have links to any resources that address this issue from an architectural or urban standpoint. Specifically any research done to tests different strategies.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 01:24:29 PM »
i agree with you,but what can be done? can't help..
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Re: Sound pollution
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 03:13:13 PM »
This is truly a burning problem of the urban areas specially the metros. The kids of metros tend to lose the sharpness of their hearing power very early.     :(

 

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