New map shows the quietest places in the United States

February 17, 2015 1:46 AM

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The map was released from the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Monday. It was made using 1.5 million hours of audio recordings captured from heavily populated and mostly rural places across the country.

The National Park Service will use the map to see where manmade noise is affecting wildlife. They claim animals like bats and owls are disturbed by loud noises, because they have more sensitive hearing.

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