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EU: States entitled to penalize airlines that make too much noise

EU member states are entitled to penalize airlines that make too much noise in built-up areas near airports, a top adviser to the EU's highest court said on Thursday.

NY residents: Enough of that tourist chopper noise already

NEW YORK - Residents of some waterfront neighborhoods in New York are buzzing mad about the relocation of all tourist helicopter flights in the city to a single location on Manhattan's southern tip.

Passenger to pay for airline noise

Flight passengers are likely to be charged for the noises airplanes make.

Sshh, minister tells muezzins, you’ll wake the tourists

A Moroccan minister has provoked uproar by suggesting that, to avoid waking tourists, muezzins should make less noise when calling the faithful to prayer at dawn.Nouzha Skalli, the 57-year-old family minister, called for a cut in the volume of loudspeakers amplifying the chant of the muezzins. She also suggested that the call to prayer, a daily ritual all over the Muslim world, be truncated.