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Settlement with Lowe's protects public from lead pollution.

April 29, 2014

Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that contractors minimize lead dust from renovation activities, as required by Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. Company will also pay $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of RRP Rule. Settlement stems from violations, discovered by EPA inspectors, of RRP Rule’s recordkeeping and work practice standards at private homes. Read More

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SME Mfg4 Event to offer STEM-focused student program.

April 29, 2014

At Mfg4 event in Hartford, CT (May 6–8), SME and SME Education Foundation will offer program for middle and high school students interested in manufacturing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Said student program will feature access to show floor; tour at TRUMPF in Farmington, CT; presentations; and hands-on activities. Two SME Education Foundation PRIME schools in Massachusetts will  have students attending both days as mentors and escorts. Read More

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NTSB Safety Seminar looks at general aviation accidents.

April 29, 2014

On May 10, 2014 in Ashburn, VA from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, NTSB will present seminar highlighting lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. NTSB is partnering with other organizations committed to enhancing GA safety – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, FAA, and Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) – that will also be participating. Attendees will be able to meet and ask questions of presenters. Read More

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SPE to co-locate conference with AIMCAL conference.

April 29, 2014

SPE will draw on strong synergies between extrusion and web converting by co-locating its Flexible Packaging Conference with the Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Scheduled for Oct 19-22, 2014, event will consist of 4 tracks: AIMCAL’s Web Coating, Vacuum Web Coating, and Web Handling sessions, and SPE’s FlexPackCon. Both groups have issued a call for papers, with abstracts due by May 17. Read More

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EPA Announces Winner of Energy Star National Building Competition.

April 29, 2014

Claiborne Elementary School (Baton Rouge, LA) won annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, in which teams attempt to obtain greatest reduction in energy use, by nearly halving energy consumption. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy congratulated all competitors and finalists "for their dedication to reducing emissions and carbon pollution, and for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency to combat the impacts of our changing climate.” Read More

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Deal Secures SciFinder Access for Prague Consortium researchers.

April 28, 2014

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced 5-year agreement for SciFinder® with Prague Consortium and Czech Academy of Science institutes. Terms of said agreement ensures faculty, staff, students, and other researchers at member institutions in Czech Republic's capital can access research exclusive to SciFinder. Christine McCue of CAS remarked that "This agreement will enable consortium members to advance their research initiatives by making faster, more informed decisions." Read More

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Association to hold Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.

April 28, 2014

Scheduled for June 24–27, 2014, A&WMA's 107th Annual Conference and Exhibition is built around the theme "Navigating Environmental Crossroads." It will feature technical program with more than 400 presentations covering variety of topics from air quality and climate change to waste utilization and renewable energy. Event will also include 70 technical and student posters, more than 100 exhibitors, social tours and networking events, professional development courses, and a student program. Read More

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Standard addresses roadway and area lighting equipment.

April 28, 2014

NEMA has published ANSI C136.12-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment— Mercury Lamps—Guide for Selection. Standard covers selection of mercury vapor lamps recommended for use in roadway and area lighting equipment. It may be purchased in electronic or hardcopy format on NEMA website. Read More

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AEM North American Pavilions help companies stand out.

April 28, 2014

Exhibit space is available in North American pavilions organized by AEM at 3 upcoming international expositions: bC India, a BAUMA CONEXPO show; BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA; and CONEXPO Latin America. Pavilions offer companies hassle-free exhibit experience and opportunity to be located with other U.S. and Canadian exhibitors in central location with prominent country signage. Small to mid-size and new-to-market companies can gain market exposure, potential distribution sources, and direct sales. Read More

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Academic/Research Institutions play key role in BIO convention.

April 28, 2014

Scheduled for June 23–26, 2014 BIO International Convention® will highlight role of academia in advancement of biotechnology field. BIO Academic Zone, featured in the BIO Alliance Pavilion, is dedicated to academic and research institutions that are looking to commercialize new and innovative technology. Translational Research Forum will explore how academia and the private/public sectors can best pursue partnerships necessary to bring innovative products from research lab to market. Read More

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Registration Is Open for 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit.

April 25, 2014

As announced by BIO, registration for Livestock Biotech Summit is open to attendees and credentialed media. Event will take place September 16–18, 2014 in Sioux Falls, SD. “We are excited to open registration for this year's Summit," said BIO's David Edwards, who also noted that this event "has been restructured to best spur discussion around the rapidly evolving issues facing the animal biotechnology industry." Read More

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EPA Scientist Receives PECASE Award for his innovative efforts.

April 25, 2014

Dr. Steven Thomas Purucker of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). By way of congratulations, EPA's Lek Kadeli cited Dr. Purucker's dedication and innovative research. Specifically, Dr. Purucker received PECASE award for efforts in creating modeling applications that help decision-makers and scientists conduct chemical risk assessments important for protecting human health and environment. Read More

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FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines.

April 25, 2014

Civil penalty proposed by FAA against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. involves alleged operation of one Boeing 767-300 not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Supposedly, Hawaiian operated said aircraft 5,000+ times, between July 2004 and July 2012, when it was not in compliance with July 2000 Airworthiness Directive requiring inspections of engine thrust reverser components. FAA also alleges said aircraft was used for 14 passenger flights after Hawaiian was alerted to erroneous records.
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FAA Completes Equipment Installation for NextGen tracking system.

April 25, 2014

FAA completed nationwide infrastructure upgrade, part of Next Generation Air Transportation System, that will increase efficiency and reliability with which air traffic controllers track aircraft while simultaneously providing pilots with more information in cockpit. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network supports satellite-based surveillance system that tracks aircraft with aid of GPS. Full implementation by all 230 air traffic facilities is expected by 2019. Read More

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EPA Publishes 19th Annual Report on total U.S. GHG emissions.

April 25, 2014

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks shows 3.4% decrease of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2012 from 2011. Listed among contributing factors were decreases in energy consumption across all sectors in U.S. economy, decrease in carbon intensity for electricity generation due to fuel switching from coal to natural gas, decreased transportation sector emissions due to increased fuel efficiency, and limited new demand for passenger transportation. Read More

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ASC promotes industry at USA Science and Engineering Festival.

April 24, 2014

On April 26–27, ASC will be participating in USA Science & Engineering Festival, which was founded by Lockheed Martin to promote science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum at all educational levels within U.S. education system. Every half hour, ASC staff will demo how to make magnets with artwork, magazines, wrapping paper, or printables using adhesives. ASC will also be promoting World of Glue Instructional Unit developed by Elmer’s Glue in consultation with ASC and DNPA international. Read More

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EPA releases list of cities with most Energy Star buildings.

April 24, 2014

EPA announced sixth annual list of top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. Energy Star certified buildings, including office buildings, schools, hotels, and retail stores, use an average of 35% less energy and are responsible for 35% less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings. Top 10 cities on the list include: Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; New York; San Francisco; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Philadelphia; and Houston. Read More

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NEMA Industry Director named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014.

April 24, 2014

NEMA Industry Director, William Hoyt, has been named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014, which will be held October 7–9, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Hoyt, the Motor Summit is an international opportunity for experts to discuss the latest developments in new motor technology and motor systems efficiency. Participants will debate global strategies and actions to overcome barriers to widespread market transformation opportunities. Read More

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Translucent Panel redirects sunlight to urban alleyways.

April 24, 2014

In dense urban centers, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. To alleviate the problem, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that is mounted on rooftops and hung over the edge at an angle, where it spreads sunlight onto street below. Researchers describe their design in a paper published in Energy Express, a supplement of The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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SME Leadership Series trains manufacturing leaders.

April 24, 2014

SME Leadership Series marked its 8th year with session in Atlanta, March 28–29. Interactive workshop provides workforce development to attendees by demonstrating how to create structure as a leader, examining why people choose to follow leaders, and highlighting behavioral traits of successful leaders. Through self-assessments, group exercises, roleplaying, and multimedia presentations, participants are given insight into both effective and ineffective leadership traits and practices. Read More