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BIO welcomes White House National Climate Assessment.

May 14, 2014

BIO welcomes release of White House National Climate Assessment, because tools of biotechnology are necessary to help mitigate impacts of climate change on human health, energy, and agricultural production. According to recent BIO study, EPA's proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard would increase carbon emissions for 2014 and significantly reverse progress U.S. has made in reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector that is noted in the National Climate Assessment. Read More

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EPA releases EnviroAtlas ecosystem mapping tool.

May 14, 2014

U.S. EPA released EnviroAtlas, a web-based interactive tool that integrates over 300 separate data layers, helping decision makers understand the implications of planning and policy decisions on fragile ecosystems and the communities who depend on goods and services from these ecosystems. EnviroAtlas can help people learn about ecosystems, and how they provide benefits such as clean air and water, opportunities for recreation, and protection from severe weather, such as hurricanes and floods. Read More

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National Research Council praises EPA IRIS program enhancements.

May 14, 2014

U.S. EPA actions to improve its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program, which provides information regarding health effects of environmental contaminants, were applauded in report by National Academies' NRC. Specifically, report commends EPA for its substantive new approaches, continued commitment to improving process, as well as successes thus far. NRC expects completion of planned revisions "in a timely way" and that said revisions will "transform the IRIS program." Read More

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Technology Influencers Provide Insight at CES Unveiled Warsaw.

May 14, 2014

Scheduled to be held in conjunction with 5th Innovative Economy Congress, Inaugural CES Unveiled Warsaw will take place June 17, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland and feature breaking news about the 2015 International CES® as well as targeted market research and exhibitors showcasing tech innovations. CEA's Gary Shapiro will keynote 5th Innovative Economy Congress and serve on Disruptive Technology Innovation Panel. Programming will also include CES press conference and market research presentation. Read More

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International CES launches call for speakers.

May 14, 2014

International CES® today announced its "Call for Speakers" for the 2015 International CES®, which returns to Las Vegas, NV, January 6–9, 2015. Conference boasts talents and expertise of industry speakers through 250 cutting-edge sessions, empowering attendees with knowledge to stay at forefront of innovation. Event will also feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services. Speaker proposals will be accepted through 5 pm EDT, June 13, 2014. Read More

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IPC White Paper examines lead-free research priorities.

May 13, 2014

IPC’s Pb-Free Electronics Risk Management Council has released a white paper, "PERM Council Pb-free Research Priorities" that identifies priority research areas regarding impact and risks associated with lead-free materials in electronics. Research areas include tin whisker failure modes/risk mitigation, complex systems logistics, and lead-free interconnections. Each is explored across avionics, ground-based systems, missiles and aviation systems, space systems, and submarine and sea systems. Read More

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A4A commends service and career of Rep. Jim Oberstar.

May 13, 2014

A4A President Nicholas E. Calio issued statement on sudden passing of former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who served 18 terms in Congress. "As a longtime chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Jim Oberstar understood the value of air travel to jobs, the economy and connecting people and goods across the country and the world. He worked tirelessly on behalf of establishing and improving safety standards, and was a strong advocate for employees in all transportation sectors." Read More

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NFPA's Outlook Conference Registration is now open.

May 13, 2014

Scheduled for August 11–13, 2014, Industry and Economic Outlook Conference offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone involved with the fluid power industry. This year's conference will provide critical insight and opportunities in 4 major areas–Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. Speakers include: Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, John Walker, Peter Zeihan, Ryan Reed, Chuck Yengst, Karen Ubelhart, Don Ake, Dan Meckstroth, Scott Hazelton, and Donna Ritson. Read More