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Research for the 21st Century

EPA is forging a path forward to develop sustainable solutions to the nation's highest priority science needs. Our six integrated research programs provide the scientific foundation, methods, and tools the Agency needs to fulfill its mission of protecting human health and the environment.

Research Topics
Air Chemical Safety Climate Change Ecosystems Health Homeland Security Human Health Risk Assessment Land and Waste Management Sustainability Water
Researchers @ Work
EPA Scientist Nicolle Tulve

Meet EPA Scientist Nicolle Tulve, Ph.D.
EPA scientist Nicolle Tulve, Ph.D., conducts research to advance our understanding of the relationships of chemical and non-chemical stressors that affect children's health and well-being.
Read the interview.

It All Starts with Science Blog
Zebra mussels cover a native mussel. Image courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Invaders in the Great Lakes
EPA researchers have been studying how to monitor and detect aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes.
Read more.

Science Matters
Sunset on a lake with reeds
The latest issue of EPA Science Matters features research that protects the nation's ecosystems. Read the issue to learn about EPA's research on ecosystems services, nutrient pollution, mountaintop mining, and more.

Innovation
My Air, My Health
My Air, My Health – My Experience at Health Datapalooza
Dot Kelly, a member of the My Air, My Health challenge winning team, shares her experiences helping design a small, low-cost air pollution sensor. Read the post.

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