Noise Pollution is Out of Control

(image by Jason Rosewell from

Take an attentive listen during your public commute home via bus, train, subway, etc. Or, on your next occasion of stepping out into the city street, pause and listen close.

Sometimes, the noises we hear are natural and relatively benign, such as a car whooshing past, or the sound of a person walking alongside of you. The gentle rustling of leaves, birds chirruping, or a train click clacking over tracks.