Songbirds Negatively Affected By Fracking Noise Should Not Surprise

Recent findings by Penn State researchers will not surprise victims of fracking gas compressor noise. The loud, low-frequency noise emitted by natural gas compressor stations travels hundreds of yards into undisturbed areas. Co-author Julian Avery The research demonstrates negative, physiological effects on birds from fracking compressor station…

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New NASA Plane Fights Noise Pollution

NASA announced the pioneering flight of the all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane. The X-Plane Program represents 70 years of cutting-edge aircraft development–some aircraft buffs may recall the X-1 Bell and X-15. While abating aircraft noise itself is not new, the X-57 specifically seeks to reduce noise pollution emissions…

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One-third of Fracking Health Complaints In Pennsylvania Involve Noise

One-third of Fracking Health Complaints in Pennsylvania Involve Noise Almost one-third (32.7%) of complaints lodged to the Pennsylvania Department of Health about hydraulic fracturing in unconventional gas wells in Pennsylvania (fracking)  involve noise. The Pennsylvania Department of Health maintains an Oil and Natural Gas…

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Noise Hurts—Medical Research Conclusively Links Noise to Serious Diseases

If a rusty pipe in a neighborhood oozed black goo and testing showed that the black goo was linked to Type II diabetes, sleep deprivation, cardiovascular disease, early death, birth defects, ulcers, colitis, migraine headaches, increased blood pressure, increased heart rates, impairment of life tasks, neuroticism, morbidity, speech impairment,  myocardial…

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ATV Noise Pollution

ATVs (and UTVs) can cause noise problems in Pennsylvania’s neighborhoods or natural areas. Fortunately, the Pennsylvania Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Law (75 Pa.Cons.Stat. §§ 7701, et seq.) provides mandatory remedies for ATV abuse and noise. Notably, the ATV Law requires police to enforce the law,…

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