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Johns Hopkins’ Role in Supporting Paris Climate Accord

Johns Hopkins University joined 11 other research colleges and universities on June 5, 2017 in a joint statement to advance the tenets of the Paris climate accord, a global agreement adopted in 2015 to lower greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the harm from climate change. Fortunately, cities, states, businesses and universities across the US are stepping up commitments address climate change.

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Report Sheds Light on Successes, Challenges of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes

Report outlines findings from a study of the distinctive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary sustainability institutes at 18 research-focused universities across the US, including the Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E²SHI).

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Engaging Public Health and JHU Researchers to Design Healthy Communities

Bloomberg American Health Initiative’s Environmental Challenge Working Group calls on the Johns Hopkins community to take a role in designing healthy communities. This post includes a few upcoming opportunities during spring 2017.

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EPA Awards JHU Team for Air Quality Sensor Network

The team will be building a network of 300 low-cost environmental sensors measuring temperature and air quality and placing them throughout the Baltimore area. The data gleaned from the sensors will help to better understand the variability of air pollution in the region and to inform communities, decision makers and policy makers for environmental and health decisions.

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E²SHI Associates Discuss Climate Policy

In a December 8 JHU Hub article, E²SHI Associates Cindy Parker and Naveeda Khan share insights on the role of climate policy in addressing carbon emissions and protecting health.

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E²SHI Associates Appointed Faculty Scholar Positions

E²SHI congratulates two E²SHI Associates appointed faculty scholar positions in the Whiting School of Engineering for their work in understanding and developing solutions for environment and energy challenges.

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Panel Discusses Maryland’s Fracking Moratorium

On November 2, 2016, the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Office of Public Health Practice and Training held a panel discussion on fracking and the future of the Maryland fracking moratorium.

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Survey Reports on Climate Change, Energy, Transportation, and Public Health in Maryland

Three reports released in October 2016 share survey findings on Marylanders' opinions on climate change, public health and energy sources, and their attitudes towards current or proposed policies that relate to these topics.

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Resource for JHU Researchers and Educators Interested in the Chesapeake Bay

Johns Hopkins University is one of six research institutions comprised within the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC). If you have research or teaching interests that relate to the Chesapeake Bay, learn more about their work and how to become involved.

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Critical Climate Thinking Lecture Examines Humanity’s Role in Climate Change

On September 22, 2016, the Johns Hopkins Alexander Grass Humanities Institute presented a lecture with Peter K. Haff on how the humanities and the sciences must collaborate to address climate change challenges.

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What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?
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