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EPA Awards Research Fellowship Grants to Two Students at the University of South Florida

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Suzanne Young, PhD and Joshua Breithaupt, PhD at the University of South Florida are two of 105 graduate students across the nation to receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants.  The grants will be used to conduct research on topics ranging from climate change to public health to water quality, chemical safety and sustainability that will have cross-cutting impacts in the environmental science field. The 105 STAR fellows will receive a maximum funding of $42,000 for one year for master’s students and up to two years for doctoral students.

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CSX Named Sustainability Leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Index and CDP

Building on its track record of industry-leading sustainability projects and performance, CSX (NYSE: CSX) was recently named to three top sustainability leadership indices: the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index 2014 and the CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014.

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Waste Pro Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship with Orlando City

Becomes Official Waste Service and Recycling Partner

Orlando City Soccer Club and Waste Pro USA, Inc., ("Waste Pro") announced a multi-year partnership today whereby the South's premier waste removal and recycling services company becomes the team's Official Waste Service and Recycling Partner. Per Club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. Waste Pro was founded in Central Florida and is Orlando's fourth largest privately owned company with revenues exceeding $500 million.

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Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Polk County

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve the identification of flood prone areas in Polk County’s Upper Peace River-Homeland watershed. Residents living in the watershed are invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Bartow Public Library on the 2nd floor, located at 2150 S. Broadway Ave. in Bartow.

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