The maps of America's quietest places

New National Park Service map draws the United States' summer soundscape.
The eastern half of the U.S. is louder than the western United States.
The eastern half of the U.S. is louder than the western United States.

Without humans, the eastern United States would still be louder than the West.


Via sciencenews.org

See also:
- London Smellscape
- Barcelona Smellscape
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