The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards Mississippi State University with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award for the 2014-2015 school year. 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.
Girl Scouts in Mississippi will soon have an opportunity to earn a “Gulf Awareness Patch,” demonstrating their commitment to preserving the Gulf Coast ecosystem, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.
The U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. (Weeks Bay) has received a $270,566 through a cooperative agreement for the project “A Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Initiative.” This project will be directed under the leadership of Michael Shelton, Coastal Training Program Coordinator of Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc.
Production of all-electric vehicles scheduled to begin in fourth quarter of 2014
GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.
EPA Awards Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors a 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a competitive cooperative agreement with the Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors (MCBM) to reduce lead exposure and mitigate the negative impacts of old, inadequate housing stock for low-income, minority families and children throughout the Mississippi Delta. The agreement is one of 12 EPA has reached with community-based organizations nationwide, totaling about $1.4 million in funding, under this initiative.
New questions about geology, oceanography and seafloor ecosystems are being raised because of research by a Mississippi State University geologist.