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The Environmental Science Division (EVS) focuses on five major research areas.

Research Area

Climate Science

EVS research, combined with portable, high-performance climate and weather applications, offers a unique look at the complexities of a dynamic planet.
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Ecosystem Science

EVS improves predictions and measurements of the ecological effects of human development and advances new and better strategies that preserve and protect our natural resources.
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Environmental Systems and Technology

As alternative energy technologies such as wind, solar, and geothermal become increasingly important, EVS research enhances our understanding of the environmental impacts of these technologies through life cycle analyses.
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Human Health and Environmental Risk

Protecting human health and the environment from the harmful effects of energy production and hazardous waste is a global challenge that EVS addresses through modeling and assessments to characterize and manage risks.
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Natural Resource Systems

Our scientists prepare environmental impact statements to help the nation create a framework for developing renewable energy capabilities on public lands.