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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.

Judith Mitrani-Reiser Leading a Study to Model and Prepare for Natural Disasters Image

Judith Mitrani-Reiser Leading a Study to Model and Prepare for Natural Disasters

Armed with a National Science Foundation grant, E²SHI Executive Committee member Judith Mitrani-Reiser is leading a study to help communities model and prepare for major emergencies, such as natural disasters.

A New Breed of Catalysts: Hopkins research focuses on transforming carbon dioxide into useful fuels Image

A New Breed of Catalysts: Hopkins research focuses on transforming carbon dioxide into useful fuels

Johns Hopkins researchers are developing a new breed of catalysts with the aim of transforming carbon dioxide into useful fuels.

Pedal Power: Hopkins researchers study bicycling habits in Baltimore Image

Pedal Power: Hopkins researchers study bicycling habits in Baltimore

E²SHI seed grant recipients examine bicycling habits in Baltimore using a public health and systems engineering analysis.

Think Before You Toss: A Look at Waste on the Homewood Campus Image

Think Before You Toss: A Look at Waste on the Homewood Campus

A 3 minute video explains where the waste from the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus goes and why you should think before you toss.

Mississippi River Delta Project Offers Guidance for Land Use Image

Mississippi River Delta Project Offers Guidance for Land Use

E²SHI Director Ben Hobbs teams up with University of Maryland researchers to evaluate the effects of land use in the Mississippi River Delta and the costs for developers.

No Small Matter – Julian Rosenberg explores the world of algae Image

No Small Matter – Julian Rosenberg explores the world of algae

Meet E²SHI Fellow Julian Rosenberg, and learn about his journey in the world of photosynthetic research with algae as part of finding solutions for a sustainable world.

JHU Researcher Studies Performance and Effectiveness of Urban Green Infrastructure Image

JHU Researcher Studies Performance and Effectiveness of Urban Green Infrastructure

A research team from Swarthmore College and Johns Hopkins is conducting a study on Philadelphia's Green City Clean Waters program to document how best to manage innovative urban stormwater practices that reduce runoff volume at the source.

Researchers Find Ways to Minimize Power Grid Disruptions from Wind Power Image

Researchers Find Ways to Minimize Power Grid Disruptions from Wind Power

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University have found that increasing wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions.

Hopkins Researchers Examine Investment Risk in the Second-Generation Biofuels Industry Image

Hopkins Researchers Examine Investment Risk in the Second-Generation Biofuels Industry

Two Hopkins researchers, in collaboration with researchers from other institutions, have released a white paper with policy recommendations for scaling up investments in second-generation biofuels to encourage the industry to become mainstream.

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If sea level is a constant, your coastal infrastructure is your most valuable real estate, and it makes sense to invest in it, but with sea level rising, it becomes a money pit.
— William Stiles, executive director of Wetlands Watch, Norfolk VA. Nov 25, 2010