This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrickresearch_recap_250

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s new this week in EPA science.

Intermittent River Ecology
Half of the world’s river networks are at least partially intermittent, meaning they have channels that are periodically dry. Due to human activities, perennial rivers (i.e., rivers with year-round continuous flow) are increasingly becoming intermittent—making intermittent river ecology a more popular research focus. Read more about this research in Dr. Ken Fritz’s blog Intermittent River Ecology: It’s Not a Dry Topic.

Remembering Larry Bock
EPA’s Jim Johnson wrote a tribute to Lawrence (Larry) Bock, founder of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Read about Larry’s passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the blog Remembrance of Lawrence A. Bock.

Children’s Environmental Health Research
This week EPA announced almost $28 million in joint funding with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to five Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers to promote health and well-being in communities where children live, learn, and play. Learn more about these research centers in this press release.

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development. She is a regular contributor to It All Starts with Science and the founding writer of “The Research Recap.”

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