Sustainability in the News

  1. As a killer fungus looms, scientists call for a ban on salamander imports

    If it makes its way to our shores, a newly discovered fungus from Asia could wipe out large numbers of salamander species and spark a major North American biodiversity crisis, scientists are warning.
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:03:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/la-sci-sn-salamander-fungus-trade-0150730-story.html
  2. Bay grasses continue rebound, though lack of diversity a concern

    Underwater grasses continue to rebound across the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia scientists reported Thursday, with aerial surveys showing a 27 percent expansion last year.
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:46:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bal-bay-grasses-continue-rebound-expanding-by-27-percent-in-2014-20150730-story.html
  3. City to hire five new Environmental Control Board officials

    The city will hire five new members for the Environmental Control Board as part of ongoing efforts to improve its operations, officials said Wednesday.
    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:34:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-ci-environmental-board-20150729-story.html

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.