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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.
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.
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.