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.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be treating the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla on the Rainbow River in Marion County during the period of October 27-30.
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.
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.
EPA Awards Embry-Riddle Aeronautical and University of Florida with Grants to Help Design Sustainable Technologies
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded two universities in the southeast with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award. Nationally the grants were awarded to 42 teams of college and university students. The teams will design innovative solutions to sustainable challenges in the developed and developing world.
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.