Rain makes some of the world’s best-loved sounds. They’re even better coming from a giant plywood recorder.
When you describe the sounds of protest as “noise” you deny its democratic function—and admit how much it bothers you.
Rainfall might be stable from year to year, but the story is very different day to day. by Jay RichardsonWednesday 29th June 2022 In an era of disastrous storms and constant fear over coastal defences and flooding, you might expect rainfall to show reliable, multi-decade, climate-influenced patterns. Or at least to swing wildly, as seasonal… Continue reading UK rainfall variability: It never rains but it pours
Getting to know a place takes time, even with methods like a randomised sound survey. It also takes the courage to throw away your map.
The safety violation marks the start of a multi-decade mining project that plans to deposit toxic waste in a protected salmon fjord.
Not even laser imaging can tell you as much about your material surroundings as rain can.
An attitude of ‘duty’ to undertake classical music education from ‘expertise’ arguably demonstrates paternalism under the guise of community care.
Street recordings from the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown tell a tale of quietness, crisis, and the presence of absence.
New woodland is an essential climate mitigation tool. So where is it?
Median house prices in England and Wales are now almost nine times the average salary, bringing the house price to wage ratio to an historic extreme.
The way we hear traffic sounds reveals what we think of as worth hearing.
“It doesn’t feel great to live on a cloud while the rest of the world goes under”: the feelings under the surface of climate safety
As rain spills into destruction during the summer 2021 London floods, the violence and disruption is getting louder.
It doesn’t look like a wild ecosystem, but point your ears at this London park and you might be surprised.
There’s a river here, but not the kind of watery soundscape that you might have expected.
Those paying the largest energy bills have the most to gain from a fast renewable energy rollout.