Neighbors Leery of City Plan to Repurpose Drinking Water Reservoir

In 2006, the EPA mandated more stringent regulations for finished drinking water storage in order to ensure public health and safety. As the Baltimore City Department of Public Works designs the project plan for Druid Hill Reservoir, one of several sites in the city that must come under compliance by the June 25, 2018 deadline, […]

Weekly Environmental News – February 25, 2013

The top stories included a climate rally over a proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a simple way New York City could reduce its carbon footprint, the rapid loss of grasslands due to federal biofuel mandates, the outlook for wild weather, and what happens when fish take antianxiety drugs.

From Cradle to Grave – Life Cycle Assessments

There are many ways to measure the environmental footprint of a person, product or service. You may have seen calculators for determining your carbon footprint, air and water quality measures, various “green” certifications and labels, and a relatively new term in the history of environmental studies: life cycle assessments (LCA).

Professor Profile: David Curson, Bird Man

David Curson

David Curson teaches two courses in the AAP Environmental Sciences & Policy program: Principles of Ecology and Field Methods in Ecology. He is Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon Maryland-DC, which is a state office of the National Audubon Society. He spoke with us about his job, a project underway on the Eastern Shore, and […]

Can You Compost?

Have you ever wanted to compost your food scraps but felt limited by the size of your home or lack of local resources?

New Blog on the Block

The environmental field has always lived at the juncture of science, policy and human experience. The Environmental Studies graduate program at Hopkins shares that space while embracing the range of interests and approaches of our diverse student body.  When I first envisioned creating a publication for the program I knew there was plenty to say. […]