Day: March 17, 2015

Spanish piano player cleared in noise case

PUIGCERDA, Spain, Nov. 27 (UPI) — A Spanish court acquitted a concert pianist who could have faced prison for posing a noise nuisance to a neighbor. The Puigcerda woman, identified in court papers as Laia M., was cleared of charges, including posing a noise nuisance, criminal offenses against the environment and inflicting psychological trauma, thinkSpain […]

Assault over noise protest

KOLKATA: A couple – one of them a heart patient – was allegedly assaulted by members of a club for protesting against blaring microphones and bursting of fire crackers at South 24-Parganas’ Kakdwip on Monday. The victims said they get no help on dialing 100. Later, however, police recorded their complaint and took them to […]

Airport residents demand noise payout

Online news: Bangkok post Prime Minister Yingluck has been asked to speed up the long-delayed compensation payment process to 30-40 communities affected by noise pollution from Suvarnabhumi International Airport The residents submitted their letter of request through Airports of Thailand (AoT). They said compensation was promised under a cabinet resolution passed in 2006, but has […]

Maps show noise impact of Heathrow runways

PEACE and quiet in north-west Surrey could be drowned out forever if Heathrow Airport is allowed to develop into a four-runway hub, according to new research by an anti-expansion group. The 2M Group, led by the Conservative-controlled London Borough of Wandsworth, is an all-party alliance of more than 20 local authorities concerned about the environmental […]

Traffic noise driving songbirds to the limit in cities By Mark Kinver

By Mark KinverEnvironment reporter, BBC News The rising level of noise in urban areas may be preventing some species of songbirds from setting up home in developed areas, a study has concluded. Canadian researchers found that noisy surroundings masked the lower frequencies of bird songs, affecting the way some species communicated. Unable to hear all […]

Emissions in parts of city exceed limit

Pongphon SarnsamakThe Nation Exhaust fumes from vehicles biggest cause of pollution BANGKOK: — People living in the capital are now at risk of developing respiratory ailments, according to the state pollution-monitoring agency, which found that the air in five main areas of Bangkok contained high levels of particles from vehicles’ exhaust emissions. Chatuchak district’s Phaholyothin […]

Voice against noise

SURAT: Arvind Gayatri, 42, a weaving supervisor in a textile unit at Bhathena, has problem in hearing. He has been working in the powerloom unit for years. The constant sound of the machines has taken its toll on his ear drums. Munna Sahukar, a native of Burhanpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been driving auto-rickshaw in […]

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