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EPA's Gina McCarthy makes remarks at Resources for the Future.

October 1, 2014

Appearing at Resources for the Future (RFF), EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy began speaking by recounting science's discovery of harm being done to Earth's ozone layer and solutions fostered by American industry's innovation. "A world-leading economy depends on a healthy environment and a stable climate," said McCarthy, who then touted EPA's proposal of Clean Power Plan to cut harmful carbon pollution from largest source (power plants) fueling climate change. Read More

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EPA SmartWay Awards honor green freight industry leaders.

September 30, 2014

EPA today announced winning freight companies of 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards. Winners represent top 5% of SmartWay performers regarding fuel efficiency improvement as well as greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution reduction. Those honored include Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s Companies, The Home Depot U.S.A., Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SC Johnson and Son, Nordstrom, Expeditors International of Washington, Menlo Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and ShipCarsNow. Read More

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EPA Helps Five State Capitals develop green infrastructure.

September 29, 2014

EPA will provide technical assistance to help Austin, TX; Carson City, NV.; Columbus, OH; Pierre, SD; and Richmond, VA develop green infrastructure that will contribute to greener neighborhoods and increase resiliency to climate change impacts. Recipients were selected by EPA for 2014 Greening America's Capitals program via national competition. Each neighborhood project will focus on incorporating green infrastructure by using vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater. Read More

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ASC Cites Mobile-Based Visitor Count as drive to enhance websites.

September 29, 2014

ASC revamped its adhesives.org and sealants.org–to websites to include responsive web design (RWD), which provides optimal viewing experience across diverse devices (including mobile phones and tablets). As noted by ASC president Matthew E. Croson, "making our email campaigns and websites responsive and mobile friendly gives our users the best possible experience, making it easier for them to view items, react to information we are sharing, and connect on the engagement platforms." Read More

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HI Launches Modeling Tool that simulates pump operations.

September 29, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) offers P•SMART (Pump System Modeling and Reporting Tool) software, which helps mechanical engineers, pump end-users, engineering consultants, and distributors simulate pump operations prior to installation. Functionality furthers understanding of effects on pipeline systems via hydraulic system components visualization, sizing by drawing schematics on FLO-sheet, as well as adding static conditions to simulate multiple operating scenarios. Read More

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EPA Recognizes Recycling Efforts in SMM Electronics Challenge.

September 29, 2014

EPA gathered leaders from Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint, and Staples in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their environmental achievements. Furthermore, EPA recognized Best Buy, Dell, Sprint, and Samsung as SMM Electronics Champion award winners for demonstrating significant environmental, social, and economic outcomes that exceed Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge requirements. Read More

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World PCB Production in 2013 estimated at $59.4 billion.

September 26, 2014

According to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for Year 2013, world market for PCBs declined estimated 2.2% in real terms in 2013, although real growth in North America was positive at 0.8%. Data show that worldwide flexible circuit market grew in 2013, while rigid PCB market declined. Report also shows China's slowing production growth and Japan's fall from second place in list of top 10 PCB-producing countries to fourth place. Thailand and Vietnam experienced highest growth in PCB production. Read More

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NREL Industry Growth Forum attracts clean energy companies.

September 26, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 28 and 29, NREL's Industry Growth Forum will feature 30 clean energy companies presenting their business cases to panel of investor and industry experts. Startup companies were selected through application and review process and will compete for 2014 NREL Clean Energy Venture Awards. In addition to business case presentations, forum will offer organized networking opportunities and will present program that highlights clean energy technology and business developments. Read More