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Volume 1 | Number 3 | August / September 2010

Executive Message

Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas

Executive Message

Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Caution

EPA Research Highlights

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Testing the Toxicity of Oil Spill Dispersants

EPA scientists support federal response to the BP oil spill.

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EPA Science on Mountaintop Mining

Researchers release two scientific reports to support Agency’s new guidance for mountaintop mining.

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Biodiversity and Human Health: Exploring the Links

EPA scientists and partners examine the links between biodiversity and human disease.

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Streams of Science

EPA scientists use a unique Experimental Stream Facility explore the health of stream ecosystems and watersheds.

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Getting Smarte

EPA's Sustainable Management Approaches and Revitalization Tools-electronic (SMARTe) helps communities plan for the future.

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Providing Answers to Chemical Safety Concerns

EPA brings top scientists together to share information about perfluoroalkyl acids.

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Better Burning, Better Breathing: Cleaner Stoves

EPA researchers are testing performance and emissions of solid-fuel cook stoves.

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New Database Streamlines EPA Science Assessments

EPA releases HERO database, providing transparent access to scientific studies used in making decisions to protect the environment and human health.

Partner News

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RARE Partnership Explores Delaware Estuary

EPA scientists and collaborators complete the first inventory and characterization of benthic communities in the Delaware estuary.

Cyrus Wadia, Ph.D

EPA Grantee Brings Solar Power Know-how to White House

EPA STAR Fellow Alum Joins Office of Science and Technology Policy.

EPA Research in the News

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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

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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

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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.

National Program Director for Nanotechnology Research Jeff Morris

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.

Montira Pongsiri, PhD, MPH

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

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Grants and Funding Opportunities

EPA supports the nation's leading scientists and engineers through competitive grant programs and fellowships.

Science Matters is produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. All content is copyright free, and can be reprinted without permission.

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Please contact Aaron Ferster: ferster.aaron@epa.gov.

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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.

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