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EPA releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan.

October 2, 2014

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during next 5 years to protect water quality and restore the largest surface fresh water system in the world. There will be a major focus on preventing and controlling invasive species, reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful and nuisance algal blooms, and restoring habitat to protect native species. Read More

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SPE appoints Russell C. Broome as Managing Director.

October 2, 2014

Russell Broome began his career as a plastics engineer focused on product design, manufacturing, and project management. This led to roles in sales and marketing, as well as global business development. Most recently he worked as an engineer in a purchasing function focused on strategic sourcing for plastics at TE Connectivity. Broome is a long-term and honored service member of SPE with 20 years of volunteer leadership, ultimately serving as President of the Society in 2011–2012. Read More

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Pharma EXPO clues audience in on packaging innovation advances.

October 2, 2014

Pharma EXPO, to be co-located with PACK EXPO International (November 2–5, 2014 in McCormick Place, Chicago, IL), will serve as resource for innovations in marking, coding, and package printing. As joint venture of PMMI, Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and ISPE, show will help pharmaceutical manufacturers discover solutions needed to increase printing speeds and efficiency as well as decrease downtime and operating expense. 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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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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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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Unmanned Systems take flight at 2015 International CES.

October 1, 2014

During the 2015 International CES®, Consumer Electronics Association will debut the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, which highlights the burgeoning technology in drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and other unmanned systems controlled by onboard computers or remotely from the ground. Unmanned Systems Marketplace is expected to cover 6,500 net square feet of exhibit space with room for about 16 high-end commercial and consumer UAV technology companies. 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