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Highlights from Our Blog

Wednesdays are for science at Greenversations, the official blog of the U.S. EPA. Here are some recent highlights:

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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.

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Francesca Dominici

Regular contributor and “OnAir” blogger Becky Fried talks terabytes with 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 about engineers and international development.

Jeff Morris
EPA Assistant Administrator Paul T. Anastas

A strategic optimist say 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'.

Is biodiversity good for our health? EPA researcher Montira Pongsiri and colleague Joe Roman, a former EPA Science and Technology Policy Fellow, outline their recent Bioscience article linking biodiversity decline and infectious disease transmission. Read about biodiversity and your health.

Montira Pongsiri

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