Urban Noises May Be Turning House Sparrows Into Neglectful Mothers

A new study that examined the effects of urban cacophony on house sparrows drew a pretty depressing conclusion — urban noises can interfere with the calls between songbirds and their chicks, meaning that chicks reared in the city are less healthy than their counterparts chirping and fluttering around in bucolic bliss. » 7/11/12 11:55pm 7/11/12 11:55pm