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EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 9, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revamped its Citizen Science website to provide new resources and success stories to assist the public in conducting scientific research and collecting data to better understand their local environment and address issues of concern. The website can be found at www.epa.gov/region2/citizenscience. ...

EPA Scientist Receives Prestigious Award

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 14, 2014)

Today, Dr. Steven Thomas Purucker of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was honored as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. ...

Climate scientists in Japan to study warming risks

by Associated Press  (Mar. 25, 2014)

 Along with the enormous risks global warming poses for humanity are opportunities to improve public health and build a better world, scientists gathered in Yokohama for a climate change conference said Tuesday. The hundreds of scientists from 100 countries meeting in this Japanese port city are putting finishing touches on a massive ...

Darryl C. Zeldin named National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences scientific director

by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)  (Sep. 30, 2011)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce that physician-scientist Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D., will become the institute’s new scientific director. Effective Oct. 23, Zeldin will lead and manage a $114 million biomedical research program ...

Social scientists demand bigger role in environmental research

by SciDev.Net  (Jun. 15, 2012)

Social science leaders have launched a campaign to make their work more "visible", saying that their research into global environmental change is being ignored. They argue that social scientists should be central to the process of ...

Social sciences must respond to environmental change

by SciDev.Net  (Nov. 15, 2013)

The social and natural sciences must be more closely integrated to respond to the transformation in society due to global environmental change, according to a major report launched today in Paris, France (on November 15, 2013). Social sciences should more effectively research “human causes, ...

International honour for NIWA scientist

by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)  (Mar. 25, 2014)

Science Centres: Coasts and Oceans NWIA scientist Cliff Law was today awarded the prestigious 2013 Hutchinson Medal, by the International Institute of Chemical Engineers.The institute is the global professional membership organisation for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering. Dr Law, a specialist in ...

ARCADIS Scientists to Share Expertise at National Environmental Science Summit

by ARCADIS  (Nov. 7, 2010)

DENVER, Nov. - Twenty-one environmental scientists from ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, will share their expertise at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 31st Annual Meeting, to be held in Portland ...

American environmental scientist named water prize laureate

by WaterLink International  (Mar. 22, 2011)

Stephen R. Carpenter, Professor of Zoology and Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, is to receive the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize. This announcement was made today in connection with the UN World Water Day. Professor Carpenter's groundbreaking research has shown how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape and by ...

Scientists oppose logging bills in Congress

by Associated Press  (Nov. 3, 2013)

More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West. The experts say two measures pushed ...

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