Ecosystems:

Heinz Center's O'Malley explains how to fill gaps in environmental research

Four years ago, researchers at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment completed a major study looking at U.S. ecosystems, but found the state of knowledge on many environmental issues to be sorely lacking. During today's OnPoint, Robin O'Malley, director of the environmental reporting program at the Heinz Center, describes how to address some of the biggest holes in ecosystems research, for a relatively low cost. Plus, O'Malley discusses why federal and state researchers need to work together on a stronger national monitoring system.