The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new tool that allows the public to access information about pollutants that are released into local waterways.
The Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and lets users search for and map water pollution.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a local researcher $1.3 million to study the genetics of how corn plants take up nutrients.
The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of fertilizer needed to grow the ubiquitous crop.
Ivan Baxter, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research scientist and assistant member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will lead the research.
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