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GEMS: Great Environmental Moments in Science

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Can Highways Contribute to Asthma?
EPA scientists and partners team up to examine the link between road-related air pollution and susceptibility to asthma.

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Can Rain Barrels and Gardens Help Keep Sewage in the Sewers?
EPA researchers investigate how well rain barrels and rain gardens retain stormwater.

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Environmental Justice: What’s Science Got to Do With It?
EPA researcher describes new research efforts to better understand the link between environmental health and justice.

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Building Partnerships for Decontaminating Anthrax
EPA Homeland Security researchers supported Agency efforts to decontaminate buildings affected by anthrax in New England—twice.

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Embracing Change: The Next Generation of Risk Assessment
EPA develops new risk assessment practices to match pace of scientific innovations.

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Little Streams, Big Impact
EPA researchers have been traversing Oregon to develop a small stream classification system that will help states protect water bodies far downstream.

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Healthy Ecosystems Support International Peace and Security
EPA researchers played key roles in an international workshop and book on the relationship between the environment and worldwide human welfare.

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