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Solar Workshop addresses planning, regulating, and permitting.

July 23, 2014

As part of the Solar Outreach Partnership, the Centralina Council of Governments is hosting a free solar energy workshop, Wednesday, July 30, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Presenters will offer suggestions on how to improve and streamline the permitting process in ways that benefit the permitting authority, as well as solar installers and their customers. Morning session will cover Solar Codes and Standards and afternoon session will address Solar Permitting Process. Read More

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Biotech Crop Varieties continue to be preferred by farmers.

July 23, 2014

According to USDA's Economic Research Service report, genetically engineered soybeans, cotton, and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers because of their environmental, economical, and societal benefits. Scientific innovation and seed technology allow growers to produce reliable and abundant yields with less tilling of soil and fewer insecticide applications. These practices promote environmental sustainability, reduce on-farm fuel use, increase profit, and keep food costs affordable. Read More

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SPE announces agenda for Flexible Packaging Conference.

July 23, 2014

Scheduled for October 19–22, 2014 Flexible Packaging Conference will co-locate with Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Technical conference agenda will consist of 6 sessions: Extrusion and Converting Technology; Processes and Materials for Package Appearance and Performance; Our Dynamic Industry: Innovation at Work; Design for Sustainability; Science of Sealing; and Biomaterials and Package Design. Read More

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EPA to award $2.1 million to revitalize urban waters.

July 23, 2014

EPA is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. Funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Urban waters include canals, rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers, estuaries, bays, and oceans in urbanized areas. Read More

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CONEXPO Latin America holds successful exhibitor-info meeting.

July 23, 2014

CONEXPO Latin America conducted a well-attended exhibitor-information meeting in Santiago, Chile; construction equipment manufacturers and related industry companies learned details directly from show organizers about exhibiting at this event that is bringing the CONEXPO brand of quality and value to the region. Organizers discussed business conditions and opportunities in Chile and Latin America, and outlined how exhibitors can improve their business results by participating in this show. Read More

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U.S. Settlement with Minnesota Power will reduce emissions.

July 23, 2014

In a settlement with the U.S., Minnesota Power has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from company’s 3 coal-fired power plants located in Minnesota. Settlement will resolve claims that company violated New Source Review provisions of Clean Air Act by unlawfully constructing major modifications at its plants without obtaining required permits and installing and operating best available air pollution control technology. Read More

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Velociti Named by ATA as part of its Featured Product program.

July 23, 2014

American Trucking Associations (ATA) proclaimed Velociti Inc., transportation and networking technology services firm, is part of ATA Featured Product program. In addition to calling Velociti "a key player," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves expressed pride in having them as part of ATA Featured Product program. Using their accumulated knowledge and expertise in various technology solutions, Velociti offers transportation technology deployment services to the trucking industry. Read More

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SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at SCNC.

July 23, 2014

SME Education Foundation announced award winners in machining categories of 2014 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). Respectively, winners of gold, silver, and bronze prizes were Luc Bergeron, Cory Mailman, and Mohamed Rahim for Precision Machining-Post-Secondary School competition; Metika Olanriksupak, Trevor Fandrick, and Tyler Magri for CNC Machining competition; and Carl Bouvrette, Alex Hoelzli, and Jorn Peeters for Precision Machining competition. Read More