This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrickresearch_recap_250

Not competing this weekend? Go for the green instead! Here’s the latest in environmental science at EPA.

EPA Innovation Challenges Highlighted by the White House
Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems. Some EPA-led efforts to reduce nutrients in waterways were recently highlighted on the White House blog. Read more about them in the blog Improving Nutrient Management and Reducing Pollution through Open Innovation Prizes.

Scientific Integrity
Authorship can be a confusing prospect. Projects can be large and complex with multiple teams contributing in diverse ways. That’s why EPA issued a best practices guide to authorship to help ensure the scientific integrity of the final products. Learn more about the guide in the blog Accountability through Authorship.

EPA Lab Celebrates Fifty Years of Science
This week the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma celebrated its 50th anniversary. EPA’s Jane Ice recently interviewed a few researchers at the Center to discuss how science has changed there over the last 50 years. Read more in the blog How Science has changed at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center over the Last Fifty Years.

EPA Researchers at Work
Research microbiologist Dawn King works in EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory where she identifies and assesses the health risk of microbial pathogens in water.  When she is not in the lab, Dawn enjoys spending time on her farm and taking care of her animals – especially her cows! Meet EPA researcher Dawn King and more of our researchers.

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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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