Right to Quiet Society
for Soundscape Awareness and Protection
Stillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude
by Richard Mahler
Unclutter Your Life:Transforming Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Space
, by Katherine Gibson
Acoustic Responsibility: A Concept Whose Time Has Come
Cosmic Bowling, the White Flash, and the Death of Tranquillity
For Now, the Issue Is Awareness
Music: The New Addiction
Anti-Noise Group Wants Establishments to Pipe Down
-- announcing our campaign against program audio in public places.
How Much Noise Is Too Much Noise?
-- by Federico Miyara of the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina)
The Physics, Physiology, and Psychology of Noise
-- this informative talk by member Jeremy Tatum also expresses our reservations about decibel-based municipal noise laws
World News and Opinion
-- gleanings from the world press.
Please Turn Off the Music
-- piped music is more than an annoyance to the hearing impaired.
Pardon? Speak Up! I've Just Been to the Movies
-- no, you aren't imagining that movies have gotten painfully loud
The Lost Resource...or..."Quiet Please"
-- what happens when bad manners and modern technology meet
-- a powerful essay by John Miller
Debris Blowers in Landscape Maintenance: Costs, Benefits, and Common Good
-- A position paper on debris blowers (aka "leaf blowers"} by Eco-Magic of Palo Alto, Calif. (USA)
Piped Music: An Expensive Mistake
-- a German study suggests that compulsory listening doesn't make people better consumers
Prospect Lake Ban on Jet Skis Raises the Stakes in the Noise Battle
-- how Big Industry is fighting to appropriate the soundscape.
Leaf-Blowers and the GDP
by Michael Valpy of the
Globe and Mail
Is There Sound Pollution on the Sound?
-- external link to an article from a San Juan County newspaper about the various acoustical atrocities being perpetrated in the "silent world" of our coastal waters.
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