More brave towns are putting a stop to the tyranny of leaf blowers — Quartz

More brave towns are putting a stop to the tyranny of leaf blowers — Quartz

Fall smells like apple and cinnamon; feels like leaves crunching underfoot; tastes like a pumpkin spice latte on the first frosty morning of the year. As dreamlike as that all may be, fall sounds like a nightmare—and that’s because of leaf blowers. Popular in the US since the early 1990s, leaf blowers are loud enough to be heard many homes away.

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