EPA Science Matters Newsletter (March 2014 - January 2014)

Photo of hand holding a globeSafer, More Sustainable Chemicals

Developing more sustainable chemical processes and improving chemical design. (Published March 2014).  Read more about safer, more sustainable chemicals.

Ecosystems U: Building a Better Understanding of How Ecosystems Benefit Society

EPA researchers are leading efforts to identify and quantify "ecosystem services." (Published January 2014).  Read more about building a better understanding of how ecosystems benefit society.

Mountaintop mining siteAquatic Ecosystems and Mountaintop Mining: Studying the Connections

EPA researchers provide the science needed to protect Appalachian streams. (Published January 2014)Read more about aquatic ecosystems and mountaintop mining.

Nutrients: How much is too much?

(Published January 2014). Read more about nutrients

Partnerships to Protect Chesapeake Bay

EPA researchers and partners are working to reduce pollution and restore the health of Chesapeake Bay. (Published January 2014)Read more about the partnership to protect Chesapeake Bay.

EPA "Recovery Champions" Help Effort to Save Threatened Owl

EPA's HexSim computer modeling team works with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to save the northern spotted owl. (Published January 2014)Read more about the effort to save the threatened owl.

Photo of a river in a forestEcosystems and Climate Change

To help communities plan for the future, EPA researchers are exploring the links between climate change and ecosystem services. (Published January 2014)Read more about ecosystems and climate change.

Science for Bristol Bay: Assessing Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems

EPA researchers release final environmental assessment on how large-scale mining development may affect Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed. (Published January 2014)Read more about assessing potential mining impacts.

Nanomaterials: Harnessing the Potential, Understanding the Risks

Tiny materials with big benefits. (Published January 2014)Read more about nanomaterials.