Volume 1 | Number 1 | April / May 2010
Communication and other catalysts
EPA Research Highlights
EPA celebrates 40 years of research in support of clean air
EPA researchers and engineers work to help communities deal with aging and failing drinking and wastewater systems.
EPA scientists are monitoring and analyzing air pollution to develop ways to trace pollutants to their source, and help air quality managers prioritize action.
EPA researchers have completed the first scientific comparison of whether it is better to burn or bury waste when trying to recover energy and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA researchers are experimenting with "green" parking lot designs and permeable pavement as a way to reduce runoff and improve water quality.
EPA scientists are investigating the link between chemical exposure in the womb and the development of metabolic ailments such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes down the road.
EPA researchers test commercial, readily-available water sensors for use in early warning systems for detecting biological and chemical contaminants in drinking water.
EPA will celebrate Earth Day with the 6th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo and EPA's P3 Award Competition on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on April 24 - 25, 2010.
EPA Research in the News
EPA research results are published in hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific journals every year. Here are just a few examples:
Two recent publications in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives present exciting results of EPA computational toxicology research.
The journal Bioscience presents work conducted by EPA researchers and their partners exploring the connections between biodiversity loss and human disease.
Highlights From Our Blog
Sustainability: Our True North. EPA scientist Barbara Karn was inspired to consider the meaning of sustainability and true North after a talk by EPA Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas. Read more about sustainability.
What do engineers have to offer international development? A lot, explains M.I.T. Ph.D. candidate and EPA-granttee Amy Mueller. Read about engineers and international development.
Regular contributor and “OnAir” blogger Becky Fried talks terabytes EPA partner Francesca Dominici, a biostatistician and former director of the Johns Hopkins Particulate Matter Research Center. Read about the challenges of huge datasets.
Who let the goats out? EPA National Program Director for nanotechnology Jeff Morris relates his farm-going childhood to current research strategies for emerging nanotechnologies. Read 'Sheep, Goats, and Nanoparticles'.
A strategic optimist says hello. Incoming EPA Assistant Administrator Paul T. Anastas shares some of his vision—and why he considers himself a “strategic optimist”—as he begins serving as the leader of EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Read 'Greetings from a Strategic Optimist'.
EPA researcher T Chris Mochon Collura checks an environmental monitor used to collect data on water conditions across Yaquina Bay, OR. Collura's work is part of EPA's ecosystem services research program.