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oped information on the functions of wetlands that are important in improving management of wetlands in both the United States and Siberia.

The joint programs have contributed to advancement of scientific insights. Participants also report benefits in strengthening bilateral governmental ties, improving long-term training of scientists, and bolstering cultural understanding. Areas identified for future research collaboration include environmental endocrine disrupters, environmental mercury contamination, and remediation of nanotechnology releases into the environment.

SOURCE: Information provided by EPA, May 2012.

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