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environmental engineering

Engineering
Drive-thru-style test detects viral infections in the bacteria of waterways
Published Feb 25, 2021
Engineers develop a testing method to identify viral infections that could harm bacteria colonies in places like the Chesapeake Bay
Environmental engineering
New model more accurately predicts how massive glaciers melt
Published Feb 23, 2021
Statistical models of the topography of glacier beds will lead to more accurate predictions of heat flow and subsequent ice melt for decades to come
Environmental health
Johns Hopkins scientist develops method to find toxic chemicals in drinking water
Published Jan 12, 2021
Only 11 byproducts from water disinfection are currently regulated in drinking water, and environmental engineer Carsten Prasse says there's more that must be done
Trash to liquid treasure
Published Winter 2020
A team of Johns Hopkins engineers is developing a better way to recycle plastics / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
Is coronavirus airborne?
Published July 16, 2020
Engineer Peter DeCarlo discusses evidence of airborne transmission, particle behavior, risks, and why he added his name to an open letter urging WHO to revise their guidance
Faculty honors
Erica Schoenberger named Guggenheim Fellow
Published April 10, 2020
Environmental health scholar's work examines contemporary environmental threats through the lens of history and economic geography
In memoriam
Longtime faculty member Ed Bouwer dies at 63
Published Oct 9, 2019
Former chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering spent more than three decades as a researcher and mentor at Johns Hopkins
Q+A
New climate report 'an immediate call to action'
Published Nov 28, 2018
Environmental engineer Ben Hobbs discusses the newly released National Climate Assessment report
Solar power
Here comes the sun (and electricity)
Published July 23, 2018
JHU project aims to save millions of dollars, reduce pollution and outages by improving weather forecasts and solar power predictions
Water worries
A harmful flaw in water treatment methods?
Published May 2, 2018
Water treatment process converts commonly used chemicals into harmful compounds that affect cellular function and metabolism, study finds