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VIDEOS from Atlantic Design and Manufacturing 2013 - Day 1

June 19, 2013

ThomasNet News is live on location at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show in Philadelphia. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in product design and development in major horizontal markets. Read More

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The Social Cost of Carbon Just Went Up. Did You Miss It?

June 19, 2013

ID-10072129The Obama administration has chosen to raise the estimated cost of carbon emissions, but in a way that baffled friends and foes alike. “Buried in a little-noticed rule on microwave ovens” issued on May 31, reported Bloomberg, “is a change in the U.S. government’s accounting for carbon emissions that could have wide-ranging implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Or, as the Huffington Post noted, President Barack Obama made good on the promise he made in January that if Congress didn’t act on climate change, his administration would -- but he did so "in quiet fashion." Read More

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Water Infrastructure Upgrades: A $1 Trillion Market Opportunity Waiting to Happen

June 19, 2013

The U.S. water infrastructure breaks once each minute and about 540,000 times each year. The entire network is comprised of about 1.8 million miles of water distribution lines. Because of the age of the infrastructure, however, it leaks about six billion gallons of fresh water per day, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Read More