Sustainability in the News
State park beach back to 'business as usual' after one-time sighting
A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-ranging predator.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-shark-sandy-point-20140722,0,3414871.story?track=rss
$3.3 million contract to abate lead, safety hazards, reduce energy costs
The state has contracted with a Baltimore-based nonprofit to help low-income families in the suburbs improve the safety and energy efficiency of their homes. Green and Healthy Homes Initiative received a $3.3 million contract from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to abate lead paint and other health hazards in the homes of eligible county residents, while also helping lower energy bills by weatherizing their dwellings.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:10:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-lead-hazard-grant-20140722,0,3063010.story?track=rss
Scientists tally crabs and fish to see how reef rebuilding affects them
"Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab.Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:34:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-oyster-reef-habitat-20140720,0,2688219.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.