Sustainability in the News
The first gas station in Baltimore to offer a type of ethanol gas called E85 opened recently on Frederick Avenue
The first gas station in Baltimore to offer a type of ethanol gas called E85 opened recently on Frederick Avenue, the result of a partnership designed to help drivers who have flex-fuel vehicles.Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:35:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-ethanol-station-20140919,0,4811847.story?track=rss
As Delmarva fox squirrel recovers, other species slip toward extinction
Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:22:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-endangered-species-20140919,0,1541934.story?track=rss
Endangered Shore animal's long recovery credited in large part to 'the squirrel man'
When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he recalled, and lots of folks did it back then.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:05:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-delmarva-squirrel-hero-20140918,0,6857171.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.
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.