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E²SHI Releases Five Year Report Image

E²SHI Releases Five Year Report

E²SHI presents its Five Year Report that outlines its work and activities since its launch in 2010 through the 2014-15 academic year. It includes stories of research, education, and community building activities the institute has been supporting at Johns Hopkins University.

Meet Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins Image

Meet Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins

Dr. Paul Ferraro has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the Carey Business School. Join us in welcoming Dr. Ferraro to Johns Hopkins' growing network of researchers dedicated to tackling environmental challenges.

Study Links Fracking to Premature Births, High-Risk Pregnancies Image

Study Links Fracking to Premature Births, High-Risk Pregnancies

E²SHI Associate Dr. Brian Schwartz led a study that showed expectant mothers who live near fracking wells in Pennsylvania face greater risks of premature births and high-risk pregnancies.

Kellogg Schwab Appointed Professorship in Water and Public Health Image

Kellogg Schwab Appointed Professorship in Water and Public Health

Congratulations to E²SHI Executive Committee member Dr. Kellogg Schwab on his professorship in water and public health. The new professorship was established at Johns Hopkins through a combination of private donations and state funding via the Maryland E-Novation Initiative.

Katalin Szlavecz Awarded NSF Grant to Research Earthworm Diversity and Implications for Biodiversity Image

Katalin Szlavecz Awarded NSF Grant to Research Earthworm Diversity and Implications for Biodiversity

Congratulations to E²SHI Associate Katalin Szlavecz for landing a National Science Foundation grant for her research on earthworm diversity on a continental scale to lend insights on environmental issues such as ecosystem services and biodiversity.

E²SHI Associate Dennice Gayme Discusses Energy Storage and the Power Grid Image

E²SHI Associate Dennice Gayme Discusses Energy Storage and the Power Grid

E²SHI Associate Dennice Gayme gives the lowdown on how energy storage could help improve the efficiency and reliability of the power grid in the JHU Engineering magazine article, "Powering the Grid," posted in summer 2015.

Erica Schoenberger Releases Publication: Nature, Choice, and Social Power Image

Erica Schoenberger Releases Publication: Nature, Choice, and Social Power

E²SHI Executive Committee member Erica Schoenberger's book, "Nature, Choice and Social Power," examines the form that social power takes and how it can harm the environment and hinder our efforts to act in our own best interests.

E²SHI Associates Receive Discovery and Catalyst Awards Image

E²SHI Associates Receive Discovery and Catalyst Awards

E²SHI congratulates Discovery Award and Catalyst Award recipients that have been announced by President Ronald Daniels and Provost Robert Lieberman, including five recipients who are researching environment and energy challenges.

E²SHI Announces 2015-16 Seed Grant and Fellowship Recipients Image

E²SHI Announces 2015-16 Seed Grant and Fellowship Recipients

E²SHI announces the recipients of its 2015-16 Seed Grant and Fellowship programs. Congratulations to the 5 seed grant teams and 6 fellows from across JHU who are doing amazing research in understanding and solving environmental challenges!

Hopkins Researchers Find Increased Levels of Radon in Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking Image

Hopkins Researchers Find Increased Levels of Radon in Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that levels of radon, a known carcinogen, have been rising since 2004, around the time that drilling for a new type of natural gas well began.

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