Sustainability in the News

  1. Kit Valentine, advocate for environment in Catonsville, dies

    Vietnam War veteran, 73, died of pancreatic cancer

    Kit Valentine, an advocate for the environment who served as president and vice-president of the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, died Sept. 15 of pancreatic cancer. He was 73.
    Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:46:00 +0000,0,6769557.story?track=rss
  2. Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns

    Rising sea level said to increase storm surge risks in Baltimore, Ocean City and elsewhere

    Baltimore and Annapolis are likely to suffer serious coastal flooding again before this century is over, and people and property in Ocean City and on the lower Eastern Shore face even greater risks as climate change accelerates sea level rise along Maryland's extensive shoreline, warns a new report.
    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:55:00 +0000,0,6656956.story?track=rss
  3. New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    Companies worry about economic impact of new state regulation; advocates say action needed to protect people sensitive to smog

    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences.
    Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:52:00 +0000,0,5517736.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.