noise mitigation News

  • Transport Minister pledges to monitor high speed rail noise

    In his speech at a recent conference on high speed rail, Transport Minister Philip Hammond MP said he had personally "been over every mile" of the proposed HS2 route, "exploring different approaches to mitigating the most intrusive local impacts." He expresses his love for the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside, and says that "we will do everything we practically can to mitigate the noise ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Action plans to be drawn up to tackle noise

    New evidence has been provided to help road and rail operators decide on the best way to deal with the impact of noise in the 23 largest urban areas, and near to major roads and railways across the country. Target areas have been identified through a series of noise maps, and the relevant authority will investigate these areas to see what further noise mitigation can be carried out. ...

  • Transport noise mitigation must consider the medical impacts

    People living close to road, rail and aircraft noise are likely to experience negative health effects. Long-term noise exposure may lead to problems with their heart and circulatory (cardiovascular) system and night-time noise is particularly disruptive of sleep patterns, which in turn may lead to cardiovascular health problems, a review of research into the effects of noise on cardiovascular ...

  • Noise exposure estimation methods compared

    It is difficult to compare estimates of noise exposure across EU Member States because the methods used to produce the data vary between countries. A new study has investigated five methods of estimating noise exposure and identified some of the reasons for variation in the data they produce. In order to comply with the European Noise Directive (END)1, EU Member States have produced strategic ...

  • Urban Noise Monitoring with the Invictus Noise Monitors

    The monitoring of boundary noise levels in urban locations is a high priority as the background noise levels in these environments are potentially already high. When working on new developments in urban locations situated near residents you are responsible for maintaining your noise levels within acceptable limits Monitoring and maintaining acceptable noise levels in urban environments can be a ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • MPs’ damning review of proposals to mitigate Heathrow environmental impacts

    The Government has so far failed to prove that Heathrow expansion can be delivered within environmental limits, a committee of MPs has concluded. In a highly critical report, the Environmental Audit Committee said that its earlier warnings had not resulted in the necessary ‘step change’ in approach needed to show Heathrow expansion would not result in unacceptable impacts on the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Airport Noise Conference, Seattle 2019

    The AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference will be held October 28-30 in Seattle, Washington. It is one of the leading conferences on airport noise in North America. Casper will attend and exhibit at the conference. We look forward to meeting with attendees from all over the continent, and from around the world and sharing with you our latest product developments and innovations. Exciting new ...


    By Casper BV

  • What makes railway noise annoying? Research investigates

    A new study into the impact of railway noise has revealed that it is not just the level of noise that contributes to annoyance for local residents, but also the number of trains and the vibrations they cause. As railway transport is likely to increase in coming years, plans are needed to reduce these effects. A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that one in three ...

  • Launch of IEA Policy Pathway: A Tale of Renewed Cities

    Join us for a Webinar on July 10 Register Now Live webinar featuring Maria van der Hoeven, IEA Executive Director Didier Houssin, IEA Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology John Dulac, Energy Analyst, Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology Directorate For the launch of the report A Tale of Renewed Cities: A policy guide on how to transform cities by improving energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Will the UK National Planning Policy Framework support healthy local environments?

    The Government's draft National Planning Policy Framework for England (published yesterday), is balanced in favour of economic growth at the cost of local environmental quality, says Environmental Protection UK. The new framework gives little weight to legitimate concerns around the environmental and health impacts of new development and effectively disempowers communities who want to oppose it. ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 01dB at the British Museum

    In 2010, the British Museum started construction work on the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) that is due to complete in late 2013. Demolition and construction work associated with the project is taking place in close proximity to the existing Museum buildings and other neighbouring properties. Bickerdike Allen Partners have been appointed by the Museum to advice on noise and ...


    By ACOEM

  • Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces

    Urban green spaces provide important ecosystem services in cities, from recreation to the mitigation of noise and air pollution. This study quantified the ecosystem services (ES) provided by green spaces in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using new methods to evaluate high-resolution land-cover data. The findings show that different types of green space provide different ES, highlighting the ...

  • Government must prove that Heathrow expansion won’t breach climate legislation, say official climate advisers

    The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, this week challenged the Government to come up with an answer on aviation emissions if it wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion. Deben set out the Committee’s concerns in an open letter to the Energy Secretary, arguing that the Government’s business case for Heathrow expansion should have taken into account the need to ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • A tale of renewed cities - Getting around is getting better

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" begins the celebrated novel by Charles Dickens 'A Tale of Two Cities' published in 1859. It is a phrase that might equally come to mind to a frustrated urban commuter trying to get about in one of the world's larger cities, often grid-locked by traffic congestion and blanketed with vehicular exhaust fumes. But a new report entitled A Tale of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Alberta oil sands’ impact on wildlife

    Opportunities exist for U.S. companies that can effectively prevent animal deaths on Alberta oil sands sites by providing products and in wildlife management, deterrence, monitoring, and consulting. While oil producer Syncrude stands trial in connection of the deaths of 1,606 migratory waterfowl in 2008, recent government documents reveal that dozens of other animals have died on oil sands sites ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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