noise pollution

Casey Miner

In Episode 2 of "The Specialist," we meet Jared McDaniel and Jordan Roberts, acoustics consultants — otherwise known as "the noise police."

"That's not really our title," McDaniel pointed out to me. "We don't have guns," added Roberts.

What they do have are sound level meters, accelerometers, and a mission: to make it a little bit easier to live with noise.

Bring the Noise!!

Feb 12, 2014
thehindubusinessline.com

The first thing I notice when I come to Kolkata from San Francisco is not the heat. Or the smog. But the noise. A survey a couple of years ago found that at 10 major crossings the horn count  average per day was a whopping 107392 per day, that’s over 70 honks per minute. Cars and buses loudly flout No Horn signs around hospitals and schools.

Some drivers are honking because a pedestrian, or a cow is jaywalking, or another car is turning without a signal or just because.

Why is Kolkata so loud?