Listen into landscape

LISTEN: Alaskan quietude

"Both people who are new here or people who have been here for many, many years ... have an appreciation for the quietude."

Let's lend our ears to Davyd Betchkal, a soundscape specialist located just outside of Denali National Park in Alaska.


Alaska is the gigantic northern state so famous for its mountain scenes, winter wonderscapes, and Arctic ecosystem diversity. But in this episode, Davyd will dive into another under covered draw of the Alaskan Wilderness: its peaceful silence.

This episode is part of the A Listen into Landscape project, a series of audio postcards spotlighting peace, place, and connection to landscape from the perspective of those working in nature.

Natural Sound courtesy of Davyd Betchkal representing Sitka National Historic Park, Katmai National Park, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Denali National Park, Noatak National Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, and Lake Clark National Park.

SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
From our Newsroom

The hidden culprit stealing people’s breath in Puerto Rico

Fungal spores are an insidious menace for asthma patients in flood-prone Puerto Rico. We need education and collaboration with the U.S. to help people breathe easier.

Pushing back on lead ammo and fishing tackle misinformation

A science denial campaign is being waged to keep lead in hunting and fishing. Who’s fighting back and how should they do it?

Hunting, fishing, and science denial

The issue of lead ammunition and fishing gear is an under-recognized science denial problem, complete with influential misinformation campaigns out of the Big Tobacco playbook.

Pollution’s mental toll: How air, water and climate pollution shape our mental health

For years Americans have been warned about the dangers of pollution and climate change but one effect is neglected: impacts to our brains.

Green beauty product testing finds more than 60% have PFAS indicators

“Time and again, you see that PFAS are everywhere in products where they shouldn't be.”

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.