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Transportation officials: FAA shutdown hurts aviation and the economy
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging Congress to pass legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration, saying a continued partial shutdown will not only damage aviation, but local economies as well. "Construction workers across America will lose their jobs and local communities will be hurt the longer this goes on," LaHood said in a statement. "Congress needs to pass an FAA bill to prevent further economic damage." More



The secret to balancing the sustainability tripod
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Sustainable production has never been a more important goal for industry. Companies must comply with increasing regulation and meet end-user demand that goods are manufactured with minimal impact on the natural environment. Sustainable production encompasses energy and environmental concerns, and addresses reduced use of raw materials, workplace safety, product integrit, and minimisation or reuse of waste products. More

EAA AirVenture takes off
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The grounds of Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wis. were already packed as the gates officially opened on EAA's AirVenture 2011. Dubbed "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., becomes the busiest airport in the world as aviators and fans converge on the city of 50,000. More

Study backs California airport work
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Efforts to transform the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif., into a civilian airport and bring businesses to the surrounding area could reverse the devastating economic impact of the base's closure on the region, according to a new report. The San Bernardino International Airport is expected to produce an estimated $1.2 billion in annual economic activity, according to the joint research project by California State Universities in San Bernardino and Fullerton. More

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American Airlines upgrading planes, trying to be more green
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American Airlines plans to invest as much as $13 billion on 460 new aircraft. Hopefully the new aircraft will begin flying in 2013 and consumers will see a slight reduction in airplane ticket costs. More

Study: Solar panels help cool buildings
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As well as providing a source of alternative energy, roof-mounted solar panels could also have the extra benefit of cooling the house or workplace on which they are fitted says a new report. The study was conducted by Jan Kleissal and his team at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. More

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University of South Florida, Tampa International Airport and local company partenered to enhance aiport's sustainability program
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A local Tampa company, Ecliptic Consulting Group, recently launched a sustainability practice and their first major project couldn't have been more high flying. That's because they collaborated with the University of South Florida and Tampa International Airport to enhance the airports sustainability program. More

New York City's solar power push
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Nearly 80 percent of the 1 million rooftops in New York City are suitable for solar power. If every one of those roofs had solar panels, when the sun shines the brightest the city could get half its electricity from solar power. The city currently gets only a tiny fraction of its power from solar. More
   

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