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2015 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. (CFDA: 66.514)
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2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. (CFDA: 66.513)
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Joint EPA-USDA Funding Opportunity: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture
NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. NIFAs approach will link social, economic, and behavioral sciences with traditional biophysical sciences and engineering to address regional-scale issues with shared hydrological processes and meteorological and basin characteristics.
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Pregnant Woman Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollutants Raises Risk of ADHD-Related Problems in Childhood
Researchers at the EPA/NIEHS Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) recently found that prenatal exposure to air pollutants can increase the risk of behavioral problems related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Effects of Anthropogenic Emissions on Aerosol Formation from Isoprene and Monoterpenes in the Southeastern United States
A research team from Georgia Tech, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) research grantees recently published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on their research studying the effects of human-made pollutants on the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOA). (CFDA: 66.509)
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Pregnant Woman and water bottle U.S. EPA/NIEHS University of Illinois Children’s Center: BPA May Affect a Woman’s Reproductive Health
University of Illinois, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers was highlighted in a NY Times article for their research on how bisphenol A or BPA, could potentially affect women’s health. (CFDA: 66.509)
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EPA Announces Support for Small Businesses to Bring Green Technology, Innovative Research to Marketplace/Small businesses in Calif., Del., Ga., Ill., La., Ohio, N.Y., and Tenn., to receive EPA funding
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced nine awards in eight states for small businesses to help them bring innovative green technologies to the marketplace. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call to announce the awards and reiterate the agency’s commitment to strengthening economic growth, supporting sustainable businesses, and combating the impacts of climate change.
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