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Environmental engineering

Environmental health
Dirty work
Published June 3, 2022
Gurumurthy Ramachandran reflects on the first study of its kind to examine detailed exposures to toxins during the largest marine oil spill in history in the Gulf of Mexico
Environmental health
Researcher sheds light on the main source of a rare but destructive greenhouse gas
Published March 11, 2022
Environmental health and engineering PhD student Dylan Gaeta discusses his study linking the unregulated insecticide sulfuryl fluoride to a common fumigation practice in California
Safely handling new technologies
Published Jan 11, 2022
Online training modules will focus on the safe development and use of emerging tech such as additive manufacturing, disinfection tech, nanobiotechnology, and e-cigarettes
Engineering
A new approach to safer tap water
Published Aug 31, 2021
Leveraging bioassays and artificial intelligence could help identify previously unknown chemical mixtures in the water supply, say Carsten Prasse and Paul Ferraro
Smart tech
Buoys with a brain
Published Summer 2021
APL's Wayne Pavalko creates custom-designed, 3D-printed buoys that monitor our oceans / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
An optimist's take on dead zones
Published Summer 2021
Ecologist Sarah Preheim discusses dead zones, algae blooms, and working on the Chesapeake Bay / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
The environmental toll of fighting COVID-19
Published May 5, 2021
Masks, gloves, and chemical disinfectants will outlast the pandemic. Environmental engineer Ana MarĂ­a Rule says there are better alternatives to plastics and harsh chemicals.
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
Sustainability
New institute to focus on clean, renewable energy technologies
Published April 22, 2021
The establishment of the Ralph S. O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute is part of a 10-year, $75M investment by the university in energy-related research and education
Environmental engineering
New study investigates the integrity of oil and gas wells in multiple states
Published March 25, 2021
The study provides valuable insights for industry operators and regulatory agencies seeking to prevent well leakage and ensure the success of oil and gas storage and production