SONYC featured in Popular Science

SONYC P.I. Juan Bello is interviewed in an article for Popular Science covering scientists’ approaches to noise pollution. In the interview he discusses why noise is tricky to deal with because, unlike water or air pollution, it leaves no traces behind in the environment, meaning that when people complain about evening construction noise, it can take days for the city to send an inspector to the site—by which time, the noise has probably stopped. With sensors, he explains, “You can actually go back in time and locate occurrences that justify those complaints”.

Popular Science – These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right