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EPA Science Matters: April 10, 2018

Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference, even when it comes to measuring air quality. EPA and partners are looking at ways to use miniature sensors to monitor air quality near wildfires. Data from these small sensors can complement measurements obtained from more complex regulatory-grade monitors that are stationary or not easily transported.  

Ever wondered what’s happening behind the scenes at EPA research labs? Scientists and engineers in EPA’s Office of Research and Development are conducting research to address geographically-based environmental issues and advance science to support public health and environmental protection. Learn about seven of EPA’s important research facilities.

Every day is Earth Day at EPA. But officially, it’s April 22nd. Here are a few ways you can celebrate with EPA on Earth Day and throughout the month of April.

EPA’s EcoService Models Library is now live! This online database allows users to find, examine, and compare more than 150 ecological models that can be used to estimate the benefits we receive from nature, like clean air and water, pollination, and flood control. It’s designed to help people, such as community planners, choose which models to use to understand how their decisions will impact these benefits.

A healthy environmental is fundamental to a healthy community. That’s why EPA partners with public health organizations to share science and ensure a healthy future for our nation’s communities. Read about some of the positive impacts these partnerships have had.