Owing to growing international trade, maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, says a new research.
The Supreme Court has expressed dissatisfaction over non implementation of its 2005 directions issued to states to curb noise pollution, saying people's fundamental rights should be "respected and preserved".
With Diwali around the corner, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has urged inhabitants of residential complexes in Kolkata and suburbs to refrain from bursting illegal firecrackers, an official said Friday.
A suggestion by Singapore`s public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "debarking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours, has raised animal lovers` hackles in the city-state and prompted much ridicule on social media.
In a political rumpus some would say could only happen in quirky Belgium, a dispute over new flight paths and noise pollution is reviving the nation`s language war just over two weeks before elections.
A research team examined the latest research on noise`s impact on an array of health indicators- hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, cognitive performance and mental health, and sleep disturbance, reporting that noise exposure is a serious public health threat.
Some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols on the roadside after the noise ban becomes effective at midnight.