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EPA Awards Near $9 Million for work on improving water quality.

February 11, 2014

At 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants to 4 research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient pollution. These grants support sustainable water research and demonstration projects consistent with strategy for managing nutrients and active community engagement throughout research process. Read More

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North American PCB Sales for 2013 end slightly below 2012.

February 11, 2014

December 2013 findings of North American PCB Statistical Program show sales ended year at -1.9% compared to 2012 and that book-to-bill ratio improved slightly to 0.92 but remains below parity. North American PCB shipments increased 2.2% from December 2012, and sales were up 6.6% over prior month. North American PCB bookings, which fell to -8.0% year over year, reduced yearly order growth to -1.1% below 2012. December bookings grew 17.7% over prior month. Read More

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Indiana Legislation ensures safe access to biosimilars.

February 10, 2014

BIO and Indiana Health Industry Forum commend Indiana State Senate for passing legislation designed to create pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Legislation ensures transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams. Policies outlined in the identical SB 262 align with BIO’s principles on biologic substitution, therefore BIO and IHIF support passage of this bill as it moves along for consideration by the Indiana House of Representatives. Read More

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Aerospace/Defense Manufacturing Podcasts address important issues.

February 10, 2014

Executive Insights Series, panel discussions on fundamental manufacturing issues, will be previewed in podcasts posted in advance of AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014. Panels include "Sequestration: OEM and Supplier Perspectives," "Cyber Security and Counterfeit Parts & Materials: An Escalating Global Challenge for Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers," and "3D Modeling in Manufacturing: The Changing Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain and the Digital Innovation Imperative." Read More

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MEDC joins with THE BIG M to help move manufacturing forward.

February 10, 2014

Michigan Economic Development Corporation is partnering with THE BIG M Event, enabling attendees to experience the future of manufacturing, including Additive Manufacturing, Sustainability, 3D technology, and Cybersecurity. Representatives of virtually every industry will gather to discuss innovation, technology, and expansion of manufacturing in the State of Michigan. Both MEDC and SME view the long-term success of Michigan’s automotive industry as critical to the state and national economy. Read More

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FAA announces that India has been assigned Category 2 rating.

February 10, 2014

Based on a recent reassessment of the country's civil aviation authority, India has been assigned Category 2 rating under FAA's International Aviation Safety Assessment program. This signifies that India's civil aviation safety oversight regime does not comply with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization. With Category 2 rating, India’s carriers can continue existing service to the U.S., but will not be allowed to establish new service to the U.S. Read More

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National Stormwater Calculator receives climate assessment update.

February 10, 2014

Phase II of National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package includes future climate vulnerability scenarios. Estimating annual amount of stormwater runoff from specific location, application includes changes in seasonal precipitation; effects of more frequent, high-intensity storms; and changes in evaporation rates based on climate change scenarios. Capabilities add to phase I release, which included local soil conditions, slope, land cover, and historical rainfall records. Read More

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EPA and Freddie Mac aim to cut multifamily building pollution.

February 10, 2014

Agreement signed between EPA's Energy Star® program and Freddie Mac will help cut carbon pollution while increasing affordability of multifamily housing properties. Memorandum of understanding outlines key strategies to make multifamily housing more affordable by encouraging building owners and tenants to benchmark their energy and water performance as well as take steps to improve efficiency. Read More