The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it plans to award two communities in Mississippi with brownfields grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting human health.
In an effort to bring asthma awareness to the Columbus, Miss. community, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will participate at the 1st Annual Mayor’s Walk in Columbus, Miss. The theme of the event is "To Lead by Example, Inspire and Empower the Community by Improving the Quality of Health”. EPA will provide information on common asthma triggers and ways to reduce exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants linked to asthma.
Johnson Controls integrates technology to create smart learning environment for Mississippi students
Johnson Controls helps Oxford School District reduce costs by $6 million to fund connection of education and building systems
High school students in Oxford, Miss. now take their seats in a high-tech, energy efficient school created in partnership with Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries. Oxford School District used money saved from energy efficiency upgrades to fund an integrated technology environment where building systems communicate with learning tools to improve the safety, productivity and comfort of students and teachers.
Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a wildlife habitat. The public also will be able to access the land for outdoor enjoyment.
Company Agrees to Upgrade 18 Wastewater Facilities in Mississippi to Stop Illegal Discharges of Sewage
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced a proposed settlement with Total Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TESI) and Utility Services, LLC to address violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including effluent violations and unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. These companies have agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement extensive improvements to, 18 wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater collection and transmission systems located in Mississippi.
Thrifty Conservation Effort at Hold Collier National Wildlife Refuge Benefits Threatened Black Bear in Mississippi
Partnership restores high value forest habitat and honors legacy of renowned African-American sportsman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the completion of a multi-year effort to add 724 acres of restored forest to Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Greenville, Mississippi. Reforested with native bottomland hardwood tree species, the land will provide ideal habitat for the federally threatened Louisiana black bear as well as breeding and replenishing grounds for large numbers of resident and migratory birds.