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The Acoustic Ecology Institute's Special and Spotlight reports aim to offer the press, public, and academics a "ten-minute version" on key sound-related environmental and regulatory topics. They go substantially deeper than most press reports can, while remaining far more accessible than scientific publications. Each report includes an introduction, consideration of scientific and regulatory issues, and links to source material (government and scientific reports, online resources), and to advocates on all sides of the issue.

AEI Special Reports
Continually updated reports on larger topics

Wind Energy Noise Impacts
This special and continually updated page on the AEI website compiles all of our writing on this emerging issue. See also the AEInews blog/feed for continuing coverage of key new research and policy developments.

Naval Active Sonars
High-power active sonars, both low and mid-frequency. Includes summary of regulatory and legal developments, description of the technology, current deployment, and links to government and NGO websites. See also the AEI FactCheck report in the Spotlight Reports section, below.
The Navy is now producing EISs that cover their sonar training programs; these are rolled out on a fairly continuous 5-year cycle.
For coverage of Navy planning and new lawsuits since 2009, see http://aeinews.org/archives/category/ocean/sonar

Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Travel Management
Focusing on new National Forest ORV rules limiting cross-country travel; BLM and NPS ORV planning also being tracked.

Yellowstone Winter Use
The management plan controversy that won't go away.....now featuring Round Three!

NMFS Ocean Noise Criteria EIS
The US regulatory agency is developing a new way of regulating ocean noise

AEI Spotlight Reports
Introductory reports on one-time events and topics subject to current management planning

Wind Farm Noise: 2009 in Review: Research, public concerns, and industry trends
AEI's annual recap of new research and policy developments in wind farm noise during 2009, centered on summaries of 22 new research papers and reports, along with a look ahead at developing stories for 2010. Our Wind Farm Noise 2011 report is now out, and available on our Wind Farm Noise Resources page.

Ocean Noise 2008: Science, Regulatory, and Legal Developments
AEI's annual recap of new research, policy developments in ocean noise during 2008, along with a look ahead at developing stories for 2009.

AEI FactCheck: Navy/NRDC Sonar Debate
This report breaks from AEI's typical concise format, and aims to dig beneath the surface of the often contradictory talking points coming from NRDC and the Navy as they address the impacts of active sonar. Focuses on several key topics: Dead Whales: How Common?; Behavioral Reactions: Millions of Whales Affected, or Negligible Impact?; Additional Mitigation: Common Sense Precautions or Undermining Sailor Safety?

International Whaling Commission 2008 Meeting
An overview of the sound-related research presented in the Scientific Committee.

Ocean Noise: What We Learned in 2007
Summary of new research, policy developments in ocean noise during 2007, along with a look ahead at developing stories for 2008.

Ocean Noise: What We Learned in 2006
Summary of new research, policy developments in ocean noise during 2006, along with a look ahead at developing stories for 2007.

Coalbed Methane Development: A Jarring Soundprint on the American West
An overview of the sound impacts on local residents caused by coalbed methane pumps and compressor stations

Marine Mammal Commission Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts
Summary of the final report issued by this Congressionally-mandated committee that attempted to find consensus among diverse constituencies.

International Whaling Commission 2007 Meeting
An overview of the sound-related research presented in the Scientific Committee.

International Whaling Commission 2006 Meeting
Including an overview of sound-related research presented, and a summary of the workshop on seismic surveys.

International Whaling Commission 2005 Meeting
Including summaries of new research presented regarding ocean noise

International Whaling Commission 2004 Meeting
Including reports on a special symposium on ocean noise

AEI Community Commentary
Topical essays by participants in AEI's community of readers

Noise Impacts of Terrestrial Wind Turbines
An overview of the debate surrounding the noise impacts of wind farms.

Non-acoustic reports by AEI's Jim Cummings
Using a similarly comprehensive approach as in AIE's reports, these may be of interest to some vistors

WiFi in the Home
Frustrated by lack of mutual acknowledgement and clarity in the "wifi is an insidious energetic pollution being forced down our throats"/"wifi is totally harmless" polarity? So was I. So I dug deeper, and this is what I found......

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