This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey FitzpatrickTeam Research Recap

From the field, to the NFL Environmental Program, to the 120 million pounds of avocados that will be consumed – this year’s Super Bowl is all about green. Across the country, both teams and their fans are “greening” sports — saving energy, cutting waste and preventing pollution. You can read more about EPA Green Sports here.

Still not enough green for one weekend? Here is some more environmental science news in this week’s Research Recap.

  • Researchers Find New Way to Monitor Toxicity in Subsistence Foods
    The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will launch a traditional food and water monitoring website recently developed through an EPA General Assistance Program grant, in response to widespread concerns in rural Alaska communities.
    Read more about the program in this article.
  • Connecting Students to the Natural World around Them
    Teacher Gerry Reymore was a recipient of the 2014 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. This award recognizes K-12 teachers who use innovative methods to teach environmental education. He shared his plans for the funding in a blog post this week.
    Read the blog post here.
  • New Paper from a Pathfinder Innovation Project
    Pathfinder Innovation Projects challenge EPA scientists to answer the question, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could … ?” In the paper Systematic Proteomic Approach to Characterize the Impacts of Chemical Interactions on Protein and Cytotoxicity Responses to Metal Mixture Exposures, researchers provide a novel approach to characterizing and predicting the toxicities of metal and other chemical mixtures.
    Read the paper here.

If you have any comments or questions about what I shared or about the week’s events, please submit them below in the comments section!

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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