noise pollution http://www.kplu.org en Measuring noise with people in mind: Soundscapes http://www.kplu.org/post/measuring-noise-people-mind-soundscapes <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970013.mp3</p><p>There are probably places near where you live or work where it&rsquo;s pretty noisy. The definition of what&rsquo;s <em>too </em>loud is highly technical. Now, acoustical engineers have developed a new way of measuring noise that includes how it feels. Mon, 23 May 2011 15:01:14 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1641 at http://www.kplu.org Measuring noise with people in mind: Soundscapes Prospect of more coal trains raises concerns in NW Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/prospect-more-coal-trains-raises-concerns-nw-washington <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-966242.mp3</p><p>Washington Governor Chris Gregoire puts one long running environmental controversy to bed Friday. She&rsquo;s traveling to Centralia to sign into law a phase out of coal-fired electricity generation in the state. But meanwhile, another coal controversy is heating up in another part of Washington. It has to with a big new export terminal planned for north of Bellingham. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:28:21 +0000 Tom Banse 1291 at http://www.kplu.org Prospect of more coal trains raises concerns in NW Washington