This Week in EPA Science
Need a science fix a little closer to home after the Perseid meteor shower? Check out some of EPA’s latest science on the ground in this Research Recap!
- Visualizing Nutrients Challenge
Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly, and challenging environmental problems. EPA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Blue Legacy International challenged solvers to use open government data sources to create compelling visualizations to inform individuals and communities about nutrient pollution. The winners of the Visualizing Nutrients Challenge were announced this week!
Learn more about the winning team in this press release from the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Chemical Exposure Research
This week, EPA announced almost $4 million in Science to Achieve Results grants to six universities to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals, leading to better chemical risk assessments and decisions for protecting the environment. The winning universities include UC Santa Barbara, Harvard, Michigan State, Oregon State, Texas Tech, and North Carolina Wilmington.
Learn more about these grants in the fact sheet EPA Grants: Systems Based Research for Evaluating Ecological Impacts of Chemicals.
Photo of the Week
EPA soil scientist Mark G. Johnson exams a sample at a field site outside of Corvallis, Oregon.
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