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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.