Sustainability in the News

  1. Remembering Rachel Carson and the birth of the environmental movement

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000,0,5419893.storylink?track=rss
  2. Damage from Lake Kittamaqundi fuel spill minimal

    The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson.
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000,0,6474306.story?track=rss
  3. Shale gas limits debated

    Scientist urges more distance between water wells, drilling rigs

    Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling sites.
    Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:01:00 +0000,0,2869880.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.