Dive bars are out. Fine dining is in. Summer shares are scarce. Town leaders are hoping to put the kibosh on the antics of seasons past.
Gas-power yard equipment spews noise and pollutants. Newer models, using batteries or electricity, are quieter and greener, and might even manage themselves.
You can’t stop your landlord from renting out common areas to a film crew, but you can try to get some concessions from the production.
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?
Renters may feel powerless to effect change in their buildings, but they have leverage — especially in the current market.
The crowdsourced guide collects anonymous gripes and pins every grievance on an interactive map, creating a record of the irritating sounds and sights of Japan.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.
Stack rugs on the floor. Hang drapery or acoustic-foam tiles. Adjust your expectations.
The odds that all of your popcorn kernels will pop simultaneously aren’t zero. Maybe think instead of the multiple lotteries you’re more likely to win.
Ambient music, background noise and calming sound effects have soothed the anxious, isolated and sleep deprived this year.
Incessant barking is the top complaint to animal-control centers. As always, it’s better to start with a personal approach.
In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.
As community noise levels increased, so did the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
At gatherings in empty lots all over New York, loudness is the point. But how much are weary residents supposed to take?
N.F.L. teams have spent years trying to create over-the-top entertainment for fans inside stadiums. This year, they’ll just be trying to cover up echoes from empty seats.
Several municipalities around New York have urged homeowners to limit the use of noisy landscaping equipment because their neighbors are home during the pandemic.
Working from home often means having to cope with street noise and the clamor of children and pets. Here are some tips on how to quiet things down.
A mother raising a deaf son paradoxically lives in a house full of noise. But she learns from him how to unplug and disconnect.
Coronavirus shutdowns led to “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history,” scientists report.
Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.
The city received 1,737 fireworks complaints in the first half of June, 80 times as many as it got in the same period last year.
Neighbors say the party boys of Sway House are not a welcome addition to the block.
Volume is not the only measure to consider. Duration also contributes to damage to our kids’ ears.
Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.
The film composer Hans Zimmer is creating a sonic signature for BMW’s forthcoming electric i4 sedan.
Cargo capacity has been expanding at some airports, disturbing the peace and routines of people who live nearby. Official channels offer scant recourse.