Posts Tagged ‘noise pollution’

  • Beeps like backup warnings from trucks create noise pollution negative externalities.

    The Beeps in Our Lives

    May 28, 14 • 545 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environment Focus We have intentionally created some of the sounds that our technology makes. Take the beep… You know that beep..beep..beep sound of a truck in reverse. It all began during the 1960s in Boise, Idaho when Ed Peterson, an...  [read more]

  • Noise Pollution and Negative Externalities

    1930s Noise Pollution

    Feb 5, 14 • 820 Views • No Comments

    In 1932, the NYC Noise Abatement Commission received a letter from Mr. N. Schmuck of 137 Milton Street in Brooklyn about the noise from a nearby pickle factory. Other 1930s noise complaints included early morning ice deliveries, “ear splitting shrieks...  [read more]