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BIO welcomes White House National Climate Assessment.

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...

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EPA Employees nominated for 2014 Service to America Medals.

Partnership for Public Service honored- three- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees that have been selected as finalists for 2014 Service to America Medals, which pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce. Ramona Trovato, Bill Charmley, and Doug Norton were selected as Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists for their commitment and innovation, as well as the...

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IPC White Paper examines lead-free research priorities.

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...

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A4A commends service and career of Rep. Jim Oberstar.

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...

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NFPA's Outlook Conference Registration is now open.

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,...

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World Congress to explore consumer demand for bioproducts.

Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include Plenary Program and Track Sessions showcasing how industrial biotech industry is meeting growing demand- for more sustainable, environmental friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers. For example, Plenary Session titled Consumer Demand Trends for Biobased Products, will offer unique look into top-tier...

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EPA announces funding to clean up diesel engines nationwide.

EPA announced availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Under this funding, EPA anticipates awarding between 10 and 20 assistance agreements. Various strategies are eligible for achieving diesel emission reductions, such as installing verified exhaust control and idle...

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Montgomery County, MD enacts energy benchmarking ordinance.

On May 1, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance, originally introduced by Council member Roger Berliner. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis congratulated Montgomery County for being the first county to pass such an ordinance, leading the way toward a cleaner, more efficient energy future. Ordinance will give building owners and...

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LIA Joins NAOSH Week to promote work safety.

Laser Institute of America (LIA) will join other participants in raising awareness of importance of being safe at work during annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which takes place May 4–10, 2014), and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day (May 7).- NAOSH Week raises awareness about occupational safety, health, and environment.- In years past,...

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AMP 2.0 Meeting will take place during SME's THE BIG M event.

Aligning with SME's THE BIG M advanced manufacturing event, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 National Meeting will take place 1–5 pm on June 9 in Detroit, MI. AMP 2.0, co-hosted by SME, University of Michigan, and Northrop Grumman, provides opportunities for manufacturers to be heard by policymakers and team up on industry initiatives. Attendees will assess national and regional...

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