Sustainability in the News

  1. Susquehanna Flats show hope for Bay

    Dip in pollution and favorable weather sparked rebound of underwater grasses that have survived catastrophic storms

    There weren't any keepers yet, but the fish were definitely biting for Willie Edwards one day last week as he trolled along the edge of the Susquehanna Flats. The 72-year-old fisherman from North East said he'd caught "a lot of little rock," or striped bass.
    Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:04:00 +0000,0,3283849.story?track=rss
  2. 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
  3. 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

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.