Research suggests that urban noise pollution, such as construction work, can harm animals as well as humans. Photo: SCMPResearch suggests that urban noise pollution, such as construction work, can harm animals as well as humans. Photo: SCMP
Research suggests that urban noise pollution, such as construction work, can harm animals as well as humans. Photo: SCMP

Urban noise pollution: how loud city sounds harm animals – and threatens the survival of some species

  • Just as noise pollution can cause health problems for people, a British study suggests that it can negatively affect animals in urban environments, too
  • The University of Hong Kong is also conducting research into the impact of urban noise on bird communication in the city
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Research suggests that urban noise pollution, such as construction work, can harm animals as well as humans. Photo: SCMPResearch suggests that urban noise pollution, such as construction work, can harm animals as well as humans. Photo: SCMP
Research suggests that urban noise pollution, such as construction work, can harm animals as well as humans. Photo: SCMP
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