Nov 29, 2015

Recordings Might Sound A Silent Alarm About California Drought

Kenwood, CA
USA
by
Michel Martin
,
National Public Radio
Waves on a California beach. Image credit: mlhradio, Flickr
Waves on a California beach. Image credit: mlhradio, Flickr

Bernie Krause is an audio ecologist. This year he noticed a precipitous drop in the sounds of one his favorite field recording sites, a change he attributes in large part to California's drought...Over his 40-year career, Krause has recorded rainforests and deserts and mountains on seven continents. One of his favorite places on Earth to record is just 20 minutes away from his home in Northern California - Sugarloaf State Park in the Mayacamas Mountains, a place remarkably untouched by the sound of airplanes and traffic and chattering passersby.