Volume 1 | Number 2 | June / July 2010
When we are faced by the type of emergency such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we recognize that it takes all talents to come together and focus like a laser.
EPA Research Highlights
EPA scientists and engineers are supporting the coordinated response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
EPA researchers will study key aspects of the potential environmental and human health impacts of a technique used to drill for natural gas.
EPA researchers are helping states incorporate the effects of climate change into their plans to manage invasive species in their waters, coasts, and wetlands.
Student engineers and scientists competed for Best Sustainable Design at the Annual National Sustainable Design Expo.
EPA scientists helped plan and support a major simulation of the clean up and recovery that will be needed after a deliberate radiation attack.
EPA modelers show how controlling man-made sources of air pollution may also reduce air pollution formed from compounds released from vegetation.
EPA-funded scientists help make a major air pollution breakthrough, greatly improving models used to protect human health.
EPA researchers work with the Penobscot Indian Tribe to examine the links between traditional practices and health risks from environmental contamination.
EPA Research in the News
The Long Fight Against Air Pollution: Smithsonian.com chronicles the 40th Anniversary of the creation of EPA and passage of the Clean Air Act.
EPA Leader Reports on Progress in Toxicity Testing: The on-line publication Environmental Factor featured a recent visit EPA researcher Dr. Robert Kavlock paid to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Software Designers – The People Behind the Code: The five-year effort of EPA researcher Dr. Nathan Shumaker to develop "a life history simulator" was featured in the Japanese magazine Software Design.
Inspiring Green Leaders: The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) featured EPA's own Dr. Cynthia Nolt-Helms as the Federal Player of the Week.
Mr. Sustainability Goes to Washington: Chemical and Engineering News profiled Assistant Administrator Dr. Paul T. Anastas and the keynote address he gave at the American Chemical Society national meeting in San Francisco.
Science Wednesday: Highlights From Our Blog
Talking Asthma for the Science Notebook. Melissa Anley-Mills, the News Director for EPA's Office of Research and Development, hosted a podcast about EPA research on Asthma.
Mother Earth: Indigenous Knowledge to Promote Positive Change. Monica L. Rodia, the Executive Secretary for the Tribal Science Council in EPA's Office of Science Policy blogs about the upcoming 2010 National Tribal Science Forum.
Cooling Down Heat Islands in Your Neighborhood Cuts Energy Costs. Graduate student and P3 grantee Eric Eisele writes about the research his team is conducting on cool roof coatings.
From Iceland's Ash, Potential Particle Insights. Science writer and OnAir blogger Becky Fried talks with EPA researchers about particle pollution science and the volcano eruption in Iceland.
Homeland Security Research: Armed with Science. EPA researcher Dr. Peter Jutro, the Deputy Director for Science and Policy at EPA's National Homeland Security Research Center blogs about being on the Armed with Science podcast.
EPA Research Grants
EPA supports the nation's leading scientists and engineers through competitive grant programs and fellowships.