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Birdsong reduces stress; should it be piped in to town?

In a bid to soothe locals and create 'a better environment' the California town of Lancaster is experimenting with regularly broadcasting birdsong recordings over a 1/2 mile stretch of the downtown streets. Serious crimes fell about 6%. Must be working!  Here's the article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203721704577157512700... 

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Tags: CA, Lancaster, biophony, birdsong, crime, ecology, kat, katherine, krause, rate, More…sanctuary, soundscape, support, team, wild

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