Sustainability in the News

  1. In passing, a life devoted to conservation

    Michael Beer, advocate for Baltimore's streams -- and a green roof

    For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University, who died Friday at age 88. 
    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:35:00 +0000,0,1993829.story?track=rss
  2. Lawsuit filed over Purple Line's environmental impact

    Light-rail project said to threaten endangered crustaceans, migratory birds

    A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line , contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in the creek the transit line would cross.
    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000,0,3496576.story?track=rss
  3. NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment

    Explosion of train compounded existing environmental concerns in area

    The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away.
    Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:58:43 +0000,0,5465936.story?track=rss

In the Spotlight

Real time data on solar generation at Hopkins

Photovoltaic (PV) panels atop seven buildings collect solar radiation and convert it into electricity, generating 1 million kWh of clean renewable energy each year, or enough electricity to power roughly 112 average households and offset 545 tons of greenhouse gases.

Learn more about JHU solar


Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.