Sustainability in the News
Extracting the stuff is a $70 billion industry, but it can inflict terrible costs on the environment.Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/23/opinion/the-worlds-disappearing-sand.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
The agency was accused of not acting forcefully enough against the Qingshung Chemical Technology Company, which was found to have produced dyes without adequate safeguards.Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/world/asia/china-environment-pollution.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
A new report by Global Witness puts last year’s death toll at 185, a sharp increase, with Brazil leading the way.Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/science/berta-caceres-environmental-activists-murders.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=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.
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.