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Environment

Environment
An expert look at natural resource management
Published July 23, 2021
In special feature published in 'PNAS,' Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Paul Ferraro demonstrates how sound science can help communities better manage finite resources
Climate change
What spurs people to save the planet—stories or facts?
Published April 27, 2021
A study by JHU's Paul Ferraro identifies political divide in how stories and facts work to persuade consumers to change their behaviors
Economics
An evolution of green policy
Published May 4, 2020
A recent paper by Hopkins political scientist Bentley B. Allan suggests environmental protection policies and clean technology mandates can spur economic growth
Green all over
Published Summer 2019
In 'Slime,' author Ruth Kassinger gives life-sustaining, omnipresent—and sometimes villainous—algae their long overdue star turn / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
Expert: 'Unimaginable' impact from EPA cuts
Published March 17, 2017
School of Public Health's Tom Burke served as EPA science adviser, deputy assistant administrator
Q+A
Oil changes
Published Jan 3, 2017
Executive order to limit offshore drilling in Arctic places Obama at odds with Trump's pro-oil promises, SAIS expert says
Conservation
'I just don't want to quit'
Published Dec 8, 2016
Author, farmer, activist Wendell Berry keep fighting 'to protect everything worth protecting'
Environmental health
Scientists wary of coming climate policy shift
Published Dec 8, 2016
Experts discuss what Trump's global warming skepticism, pledge to revive coal mean for environmental, public health
Earth Day
A campus-wide celebration
Published April 23, 2015 Photos
For the campus-wide Earth Day celebration, sustainable student groups, JHU departments, and local environmental organizations united for a day of reflection and festivities
Fueling concerns
Small spills, big risks
Published Oct 7, 2014
Soil and groundwater may be imperiled more than previously understood by drops of fuel spilled at gas stations