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Taking Action on Climate Change

About EPA's research to take action on climate change. (Published April 2014).

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Stormwater Calculator

Updated EPA tool incorporates climate change information to help planners assess green infrastructure for reducing runoff. (Published April 2014)

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Green Roofs

A new study by EPA researchers and partners shows how three types of roofing can help offset warming in urban environments. (Published April 2014)

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Good for the Climate and Your Health

The co-benefits of taking action on climate change. (Published April 2014)

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Ecosystems U: Building a Better Understanding of How Ecosystems Benefit Society

EPA researchers are leading efforts to identify and quantify "ecosystem services." (Published January 2014)

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Aquatic Ecosystems and Mountaintop Mining: Studying the Connections

EPA researchers provide the science needed to protect Appalachian streams. (Published January 2014)

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Nutrients: How much is too much?

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Nutrients in Narragansett: Improving Understanding and Communication

EPA researchers are working with partners in the Narragansett Bay watershed to advance the understanding of nutrient pollution effects on the health of lakes, streams, and estuaries. (Published January 2014)

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Partnerships to Protect Chesapeake Bay

EPA researchers and partners are working to reduce pollution and restore the health of Chesapeake Bay. (Published January 2014)

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How Deep Are the Seagrasses?

EPA researchers are studying seagrasses to help Florida set water quality standards. (Published January 2014)

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EPA "Recovery Champions" Help Effort to Save Threatened Owl

EPA's HexSim computer modeling team works with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to save the northern spotted owl. (Published January 2014)


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