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ACEEE Accepting Applications for Scholarship to Attend 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry
3.21.17
Source: Environmental News Bits, 3/21/17
Summary: ACEEE is now accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to attend their 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado from August 15 -18, 2017.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/ energy efficiency. "Latham Scholars" will be exposed to new ideas and opportunities as they interact with energy efficiency experts from around the world.

The application deadline is April 10, 2017.

NASA's Green Thumb for Green Aviation
3.21.17
Source: Machine Design, 3/20/17
Summary: The New Horizon Aviation Program's charter is to strengthen the aviation industry over the next 20 years by introducing new technologies, as well as find ways to improve on efficiency and reduce pollution.

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps
3.21.17
Source: New York Times, 3/21/17
Summary: Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data released by Yale researchers gives the most detailed view yet of public opinion on global warming.

GE Turns Recycled Water into Wine (or rather Winery Process Water)
3.7.17
Source: Environmental Leader, 3/2/17
Summary: General Electric has partnered with wine industry services provider Winesecrets and the University of California Davis to pilot a program using captured rainwater in wine production.

Is Your Company Prepared for the New TSCA Chemical Reporting Rule?
3.7.17
Source: Environmental Leader, 3/6/17
Summary: Almost all companies across most industries are subject to a new, one-time reporting requirement imposed by the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Beginning in the third quarter of 2017, companies will have 180 days to identify and report to the EPA each chemical it has manufactured or imported in the past 10 years. Chemicals not reported will be designated "inactive," and thus illegal to manufacture or use in the US.

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The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

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