This Week in EPA Science

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Due to a change in policy, there will no longer be a weekly Research Recap.

April Fools! I totally got you on that one, didn’t I? Don’t worry—here’s the latest in EPA science.

Low-Cost Air Sensors: The Risks and the Rewards
Sensor technologies have the potential to revolutionize environmental monitoring, but only once their reliability is demonstrated. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory has started air sensor evaluation programs to test new sensors and publish performance reports online to help guide sensor users. Read more about sensor testing in the blog Low-Cost Air Sensors: The Risks and the Rewards.

Mysterious Phosphorus Pollution

Research by EPA’s John Stoddard was recently featured in an article in Chemical and Engineering news. The story covers a recent discovery made by EPA scientists. During routine monitoring, they found high levels of phosphorus in remote lakes and streams far from typical sources of pollution. Read more in the article Monitoring uncovers mysterious phosphorus pollution.

Women’s History Month
March was Women’s History Month. It may be over but we would still like to recognize all the great work that our women in science do here at EPA. So we asked a few of them about who inspires them. Read what they said in the blog Women’s History Month: Inspiration.

Funding Opportunities Closing Soon
These two funding opportunities are closing soon, so be sure to get your application in on time if you are interested:


About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a student contractor and writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

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