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Twenty years of Green Chemistry
“For two decades, chemists have used green chemistry principles to approach society’s most fundamental challenges in new and innovative ways,” writes EPA Assistant Administrator Paul T. Anastas, Ph.D. in Chemical and Engineering News. Read the story. Exit EPA Disclaimer



Research Flights Seek to Improve View of Air Pollution from Space
NASA research airplanes recently flew over the Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland as part of a mission to enhance advance satellite capability for measuring ground-level air quality. The flights were supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will aid the agency in monitoring pollutants that affect people’s health. Read the press release.


Lake Guardian

Innovative Research on EPA’s R/V Lake Guardian
Fifteen educators from the Great Lakes region joined EPA scientists and partners aboard EPA’s Research Vessel Lake Guardian for a floating educator’s workshop on Lake Superior. The workshop was a collaboration among  EPA, the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. Read the story. Exit EPA Disclaimer



Apps for the Environment

EPA is searching for a few great apps! In the Apps for the Environment challenge, everyone has free reign to make an app that uses EPA data, addresses one of Administrator Lisa Jackson’s Seven Priorities, and is useful to communities or individuals.  Read more and watch the video.










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