Not a big Coldplay fan? Here’s some other halftime entertainment: the latest in EPA science.
- February is Healthy Heart Month
Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in the Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Read more about our Healthy Heart Toolkit and Research.
- Meet EPA Geographer Marc Weber
Marc Weber has always been interested in maps and environmental issues. Now as a geographer working at EPA, Marc gets to combine these interests every day at work. Learn more about Marc and our other amazing researchers in Researchers at Work.
- Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science
EPA’s Laura Stewart is working on a community-based research project testing the beta version of a new EPA resource, the Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST). C-FERST is a web-based environmental information and mapping tool that EPA researchers are developing where communities can identify, understand, and address local-scale sources of environmental exposure. Read more about the project in the blog Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science.
- See the Data, Find a Solution
EPA collaborated with several organizations to create a contest for high school students in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay regions. The Visualize Your Water Challenge asks students to use open government data to help visualize nutrient pollution. This contest gives young people an opportunity to dive into the world of environmental data, problem solving, communications, and more. Read more about the contest in the blog See the data, find a solution.
- New England Communities Addressing Climate Change
EPA’s Curt Spalding recently wrote about the newly launched online resource to help New England communities navigate how to respond to climate change. This resource, called RAINE (Resilience and Adaptation in New England), is full of links, documents, and information on how more than 100 New England communities are taking action to adapt to climate change. Read more about the resource in his blog New England Communities Addressing Climate Change.
- Diving for Science
EPA’s certified divers study and collect vital information about our underwater environmental challenges. Their skill and hard work helps EPA do a better job cleaning up and protecting the environment. Check out the video Wyckoff Eagle Harbor Superfund Cleanup to find out what EPA’s diving scientists have been doing at a Superfund site in the Northwest.
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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.