Does the Celebration of Light Need Those Big Bangs?

What are we doing?How can we be making this noise in spite of all our “green” and sustainable concerns? More here.

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Price Tags has has previously posted on this-the City of Vancouver has huge gatherings of people who come for a display series of fireworks sponsored by a car company-but what about all that percussion? Can anyone really think that the noise does not disturb nesting wildlife in Stanley Park, let alone children’s ears and pets in the West End? Folks state that they see all the birds the next day in the park, and that the noise was no biggie. However the Point Roberts Eagle Man has been watching nest activity of eagles in Point Roberts and has commented that nests near the fireworks site there are either abandoned or the pairs do not produce viable eggs. Indeed in the USA some jurisdictions require  that fireworks not be set off within specified distances  of nesting pairs of eagles. The City of Enumclaw in Washington State cancelled their July 4th fireworks…

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