Volume 1 | Number 3 | August / September 2010
Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Caution
EPA Research Highlights
EPA scientists support federal response to the BP oil spill.
Researchers release two scientific reports to support Agency’s new guidance for mountaintop mining.
EPA scientists and partners examine the links between biodiversity and human disease.
EPA scientists use a unique Experimental Stream Facility explore the health of stream ecosystems and watersheds.
EPA's Sustainable Management Approaches and Revitalization Tools-electronic (SMARTe) helps communities plan for the future.
EPA brings top scientists together to share information about perfluoroalkyl acids.
EPA researchers are testing performance and emissions of solid-fuel cook stoves.
EPA releases HERO database, providing transparent access to scientific studies used in making decisions to protect the environment and human health.
EPA scientists and collaborators complete the first inventory and characterization of benthic communities in the Delaware estuary.
EPA STAR Fellow Alum Joins Office of Science and Technology Policy.
EPA Research in the News
EPA researchers and their collaborators from the Department of Energy were awarded an "R&D100 Award" for 2010 from R&D Magazine for CANARY, software they developed to improve the security of drinking water systems.
Read more about CANARY and the other R&D 100 Awards
EPA launched a new on-line tool for scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Integrated Environmental Modeling Hub (iemHUB) provides environmental scientists a tool and virtual community for analyzing environmental problems and combining environmental models.
Read the Press Release.
Science Wednesday: Highlights From Our Blog
Green learning. EPA student services contractor Cathryn Courtin shares her experience attending an EPA-hosted green chemistry and sustainability workshop led by green chemist John C. Warner, Ph.D. Read the Science Wednesday blog post.
I’m an American and Environmental Protection was “My” Idea. EPA National Program Director for Nanotechnology Research Jeff Morris blogs about how today’s challenges and opportunities require that we upgrade our environmental protection OS to version 2.0. “After all, we are Americans and we are proud to join others in claiming that environmentalism was our idea.” Read the Science Wednesday blog post.
Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity. Montira Pongsiri, PhD, MPH, an EPA Environmental Health Scientist in EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor celebrates the International Year of Biodiversity by participating in a panel and public discussion on biodiversity and children’s health. Read the Science Wednesday Blog post.
EPA Research Grants
EPA supports the nation's leading scientists and engineers through competitive grant programs and fellowships.
EPA is collecting air, water, waste, and sediment samples from affected areas across the Gulf of Mexico. For more on EPA's efforts in response to the BP oil spill, visit: http://www.epa.gov/BPSpill.