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GEMS: Great Environmental Moments in Science

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Game On: Can Serious Games Help Inform Serious Environmental Challenges?

EPA researchers partner with IBM to provide data and science for CityOne, a serious game with real-world potential.



Down the Drain: Wetlands as Sinks for Absorbing Reactive Nitrogen

EPA scientists conduct the first continental-scale analysis to estimate how much nitrogen is removed by wetlands.

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Innovative Tools Help EPA Scientists Determine Total Chemical Exposures

EPA-pioneered green chemistry technology that filters toxic pollutants from industrial waste and turns it into a marketable resource has the potential to pay big dividends for paper mills.

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The Future of Toxicity Testing is Here

EPA Tox21 partnership taps high-tech robots to advance toxicity testing.


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Supporting Decisions By the Pie Slice:  EPA Researcher Serves Up Data

An EPA statistician is developing innovative ways to translate vast quantities of toxicological data into an accessible, visual format.

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Chemical Toxicity Testing Going Digital

An EPA is using computer models to predict the human health and environmental hazards of new chemicals and advance the design and use of green chemistry.

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The Science Behind Human Health:  EPA’s Integrated Risk and Information System

The IRIS program strengthens the scientific foundation that protects health and the environment.

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