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<p>News about the environment, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.</p>
  1. Peru Scrambles to Drive Out Illegal Gold Mining and Save Precious Land

    A force of marines and rangers is outnumbered as it tries to protect the area anchored by the Tambopata reserve, one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/world/americas/peru-illegal-gold-mining-latin-america.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  2. Tainted Water Near Colorado Bases Hints at Wider Safety Concerns

    The use of a firefighting foam, which contains chemicals associated with harmful health effects, may have contaminated supplies near many installations.
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/us/tainted-water-near-colorado-bases-hints-at-wider-safety-concerns.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  3. A Coolant That Threatens to Heat Up the Climate

    World leaders should agree on a plan to replace greenhouse gases in air-conditioners, refrigerators and aerosols with safer alternatives.
    Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/opinion/a-coolant-that-threatens-to-heat-up-the-climate.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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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.