Noise Pollution: The Loud Truth
Where is Noise Pollution?
Noise can affect your sleep too. When a loud noise sounds while you're sleeping, unknowingly your heart rate and blood pressure increases.
Motorcycles in National Parks are noisy and obnoxious. When pole are trying to take in the beautiful sights, a loud motorcycles goes by hurting your ears and distracting you. Also, wildlife is affected by the noise. It makes animals on edge and not be able to feel at home in the environment. There are currently no regulations to stop motorcycles from entering National Parks in the US, but with persuasion, anything can be done to save ourselves and animals.
Noise doesn't affect just humans. It effects plants too. In Rattlesnake Canyon, jays (birds) plant acorns in the pinon pine tree to help it grow. Loud noises in the Canyon made the birds only put acorns in the quiet places. The lack of acorns in the pines in noisy areas made the trees not grow as fast. Therefore, the noise you make can affect how your trees or other plants grow.
What has the government done?
What can you do?
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