The survival of more than 100 animal species is under threat because of noise pollution which can mask the acoustic signals they rely on to hunt, mate, and warn of predators.
Farmers, for over 50 years, have been using bird pest control measures but no specific national legislation exists in relation to noise containment for instruments such as ‘crow bangers’ or 'crop bangers', writes Anne Lucey.
The manslaughter conviction last week of a farmer in Tralee shows how all-pervasive one of the curses of our age — noise pollution — has become.
TIME was when noise nuisance in Ireland was generally created by that dreaded dog which never stopped barking in an area, or the busy, inconsiderate neighbour who insisted on working machinery late at night, writes Donal Hickey
Africa's largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise levels for its 20 million residents.
People living under flight paths at Dublin Airport have revealed their daily nightmare as negotiations are planned on limiting the noise impact of a second runway.
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