Understanding the mind of a litterbug

I’ve often wondered about the minds of litterbugs. What makes someone drop a piece of garbage on the ground instead of disposing of it properly? A recent article in Science magazine shows that a litterbug might be responding to signals from the surroundings. The article itself and a short summary require a subscription to the […]

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Noise more than annoys, it truly harms

Although noise pollution doesn’t get the same attention as air or water pollution, it can cause serious health impacts. An article in the S.F. Chronicle reports on a new study by S.F. and U.C. Berkeley researchers that finds that noise pollution from traffic increases the risk of maladies like high blood pressure for 1 in […]

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