Public Health

The LAPD’s Helicopters Stir Up Much More Than Noise
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Unaffectionately known as “ghetto birds,” the LAPD’s police choppers keep residents awake — and also perpetuate stereotypes.
How Seismic Survey Sound Waves Are Destroying Our Oceans
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In using sound waves to search for pockets of oil and gas on the ocean floor, companies are deafening fish, depleting stocks and sending whales careening onto beaches.
Why Is it So Hard to Arrest Someone for Drowsy Driving?
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State criminal laws are pretty lax when it comes to driving under the influence of sleep deprivation.
In Mongolia, Absent of Light Pollution, True Darkness Breeds Community
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One Western writer finds solace, contemplation and friendship in the dark nights of Mongolia.
Greece Is in a Literal State of Unrest, and the Future Looks Bleak
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A public health crisis plagues Greek citizens.