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19 communities awarded $3.8 million for brownfield cleanup

Several U.S. communities have been awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worth a total of $3.8 million to put toward the cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites under the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program, the EPA said in a release.
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Maryland awarded grant for indoor radon education

The Maryland Department of Environment has been awarded a $46,949 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the state's new indoor radon education program, the EPA said.
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EPA lends a hand to Florida university's cleanup efforts

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently named the University of South Florida among 19 recipients of grants to help in the clean up and reuse of brownfield sites.
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EPA gives school buses a push to go green

School buses around the nation will soon be going greener thanks to $7.7 million in funding recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Grant to help redevelop Indianapolis brownfield site

A $200,000 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay for a cleanup and redevelopment plan for the former Thompson Electronics/former GE Sherman Park brownfield site in Indianapolis.
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Grants to help upgrade aging diesel school buses

School bus fleets across 27 states have been awarded over $7.7 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace or retrofit 401 aging diesel school buses.
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Schools in two Florida counties receiving funds to reduce bus emissions

The school boards of Orange County and Saint Lucie County in Florida will receive rebates of $240,000 and $200,000, respectively, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding, the EPA said in a release.
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Port of New Orleans in line for EPA funding to clean up brownfields

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the Port of New Orleans is being awarded a grant of up to $200,000 to use for the cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites, which are properties that may contain hazardous substances, contaminants or pollutants.
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Delaware updates approval process for shellfish aquaculture leases

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) recently approved a new, abbreviated review and approval process for shellfish aquaculture leases that will allow for easier development on 343 of the 442 acres available for aquaculture, the state said on its website.
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Iowa now selling snagging paddlefish licenses

Fishers looking to hook some snagging paddlefish on the Missouri or Big Sioux rivers may now apply for a special license in Iowa for the season that runs from March 1 through April 15.
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Delaware zoo sends Amur tiger to Bronx Zoo
Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 @ 1:11pm By EP News Wire Reports
Progress, problems seen in Iowa water monitoring efforts
Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 @ 12:57pm By EP News Wire Reports
EPA targets chemical plant accidents
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 @ 10:29am By EP News Wire Reports
Connecticut hikers hit the trails to ring in new year
Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 @ 10:00am By EP News Wire Reports
Pueblo of Laguna to manage own water quality standards
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 @ 9:01pm By EP News Wire Reports
Popular Maui hiking trail closed for Improvements
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 @ 8:51pm By EP News Wire Reports
Corpus Christi water samples tested for contamination
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 @ 8:47pm By EP News Wire Reports
Water Systems Council says Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act is good for rural communities
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:21pm By EP News Wire Reports
Greater Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area obtains attainment status for 2008 8-hour ozone standard
Monday, Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:27pm By EP News Wire Reports
Duke Energy to fund installation of public electric vehicle charging stations in N.C.
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 @ 6:46pm By EP News Wire Reports

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