If A Tree Falls In The Forest, Will Senator John McCain Hear It?
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Credit Ansel Adams, US National Archives Felicity Barringer writes a fascinating article in the New York Times about the effect of noise on fauna in forests , and about recent attempts to lower the volume. The impact of noise on wildlife ranging from birds to whales to elk has been a growing focus of scientific study. Increasing evidence suggests that animals in natural settings modify their behavior, though sometimes only briefly, in response to human commotion. But as is so common in America when it comes to science, the politicians know better. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger