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NASA accelerates technology transfer with William and Mary.

October 1, 2014

NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA is partnering with Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at College of William & Mary in nearby Williamsburg, VA to obtain business and commercialization studies for NASA-developed technologies. William & Mary school students will examine the technologies available for licensing to determine which ones have the most promising commercial or partnership potential. Read More

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AIA Joins Organizations to address fuel efficiency, emissions.

October 1, 2014

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey expressed pride in AIA joining other civil aviation organizations in advancing goals that improve air transportation fuel efficiencies and assist in reaching carbon-neutral growth by 2020. Through International Coordinating Council for Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), AIA worked in partnership with others, under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to develop meaningful CO2 standard for new civil aviation aircraft. Read More

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BIO Paper indicates EPA RFS inaction is increasing GHG emissions.

October 1, 2014

Issued by BIO, "Estimated GHG Increase from Obama Administration Inaction on the 2014 RFS" indicates increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are likely result of EPA inaction regarding finalization of 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules. Citing EPA's proposed reduction biofuel use, which has yet to be finalized, and increased transportation demand, BIO's Brent Erickson urged administration to finalize 2014 RFS using biofuel production-based methodology. Read More

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EPA's Gina McCarthy makes remarks at Resources for the Future.

October 1, 2014

Appearing at Resources for the Future (RFF), EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy began speaking by recounting science's discovery of harm being done to Earth's ozone layer and solutions fostered by American industry's innovation. "A world-leading economy depends on a healthy environment and a stable climate," said McCarthy, who then touted EPA's proposal of Clean Power Plan to cut harmful carbon pollution from largest source (power plants) fueling climate change. Read More

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EPA SmartWay Awards honor green freight industry leaders.

September 30, 2014

EPA today announced winning freight companies of 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards. Winners represent top 5% of SmartWay performers regarding fuel efficiency improvement as well as greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution reduction. Those honored include Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies, The Home Depot U.S.A., Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SC Johnson and Son, Nordstrom, Expeditors International of Washington, Menlo Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and ShipCarsNow. Read More

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EPA Helps Five State Capitals develop green infrastructure.

September 29, 2014

EPA will provide technical assistance to help Austin, TX; Carson City, NV.; Columbus, OH; Pierre, SD; and Richmond, VA develop green infrastructure that will contribute to greener neighborhoods and increase resiliency to climate change impacts. Recipients were selected by EPA for 2014 Greening America's Capitals program via national competition. Each neighborhood project will focus on incorporating green infrastructure by using vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater. Read More

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ASC Cites Mobile-Based Visitor Count as drive to enhance websites.

September 29, 2014

ASC revamped its adhesives.org and sealants.org–to websites to include responsive web design (RWD), which provides optimal viewing experience across diverse devices (including mobile phones and tablets). As noted by ASC president Matthew E. Croson, "making our email campaigns and websites responsive and mobile friendly gives our users the best possible experience, making it easier for them to view items, react to information we are sharing, and connect on the engagement platforms." Read More

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HI Launches Modeling Tool that simulates pump operations.

September 29, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) offers P•SMART (Pump System Modeling and Reporting Tool) software, which helps mechanical engineers, pump end-users, engineering consultants, and distributors simulate pump operations prior to installation. Functionality furthers understanding of effects on pipeline systems via hydraulic system components visualization, sizing by drawing schematics on FLO-sheet, as well as adding static conditions to simulate multiple operating scenarios. Read More