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NHEERL Seeking Two Division Directors

EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) is seeking two Division Directors, one to lead the Atlantic Ecology Division located in Narragansett, Rhode Island and the other to lead the Gulf Ecology Division located in Gulf Breeze, Florida... Read More →

Dr. William H. Benson Appointed Associate Director for Ecology

NHEERL is pleased to announce that Dr. William H. Benson, a widely respected leader both within and outside of EPA, has accepted the permanent role of Associate Director for Ecology. Read More →

NHEERL Authors Receive SETAC “Best Paper” Award

NHEERL Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED) researchers Matt Etterson and Rick Bennett received an Honorable Mention Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for a “Best Paper” published in the journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) in October 2013... Read More →

Incorporating Sustainability in the US EPA

In commemorating EPA at 40, on Nov. 30th EPA announced a historic study that will provide the foundation for EPA's shift toward a sustainability framework. View video of the announcement. Read more about the study, listen to audio and view photos of the announcement.  Exit EPA Disclaimer

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Air Chemical Safety Climate Change Controlled Human Exposure Studies Ecosystems Health Human Health Sustainability Water
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    Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Classification System Report and Web Site Available

    Based on research completed as part of the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, a standardized classification system has been developed for final ecosystem goods and services. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment sparked the vision of using ecosystem services as a way of accounting for the benefits people obtain from nature...Read the full story

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    NHEERL Immunotoxicologist Receives Prestigious SOT Award

    Bob Luebke of NHEERL’s Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) Cardiopulmonary and Immunotoxicology Branch received the Vos Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Immunotoxicology at the March 2014 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Meeting...Read the full story

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    NHEERL Scientist Invited To Speak at ICWP DC Roundtable

    Naomi Detenbeck, an ecologist with the NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) Watershed Diagnostics Branch, has been invited to present at the DC Roundtable by the Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) in Washington, DC, on April 1, 2014. The ICWP is holding the Water Planners Conference that will feature an overview of State and interstate water plans and the progress that water agencies are making... Read the full story


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