Learned societies propose ‘International Year of Quantum Science and Technology’ in 2025

Physics World

Physicists around the world are drawing up plans for a year-long celebration of quantum science and technology in 2025. The post Learned societies propose ‘International Year of Quantum Science and Technology’ in 2025 appeared first on Physics World.

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Biden plans for 700% increase in community solar by 2025

Inhabitant

The Biden administration has announced a new ambitious target of powering 5 million American homes with community solar power by 2025. This would require the current capacity to grow by 700% in the next four years. Although the target may seem unrealistic, experts say it is achievable

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Clever aerodynamics makes owls silent hunters, why 2025 should be the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology

Physics World

Now, a group of physicists is calling for the United Nations to declare 2025 the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology. Owls mostly hunt at night when background noise levels can be low and potential prey have a better chance of hearing danger approaching.

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Samsung pledges to remove smartphone plastic packaging by 2025

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at ZDNet. As Samsung unveils a new sustainability plan, LG has pledged to set emissions targets that would make it adhere to the Paris Agreement’s stretch goal. Read more → Corporate sustainability

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Unilever to shift entire toothpaste line to recyclable tubes by 2025

Environmental News Bits

Global consumer brands company Unilever announced today plans to convert its entire toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025. Read the full story at ESG Today. The company’s oral care brands include Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup. According to Unilever, the new initiative will contribute to its commitment to make 100% of its plastic packaging designed… Read more → Circular economy Packaging Sustainable design

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WeConservePA: Seeking Proposals To Host 2025 PA Greenways & Trails Summit

PA Environment Daily

WeConservePA in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking proposals from organizations (or partnerships) to host the statewide Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit in Fall 2025. The deadline for proposals is January 14, 2022. The Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit brings together professionals, volunteers, and trail enthusiasts alike for three days of mobile workshops, education sessions, and networking.

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IPCC report: global emissions must peak by 2025 to keep warming at 1.5°C – we need deeds not words

Environmental News Bits

by Keith Baker (Glasgow Caledonian University) Earth could exceed 1.5°C C of global warming – the “safe” limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement – as soon as the early 2030s, according to a landmark report by the world’s most senior climate scientists.

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Crewed lunar mission must launch by 2025 to avoid deadly solar storms

New Scientist

Space weather conditions are set to take a turn for the worse midway through the 2020s, which might pose problems for a planned crewed mission to the moon

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Proposed DEP Regulation Would Require 22% Of Passenger, Light Duty Vehicle Fleet Offered For Sale In PA Be Zero Emission Vehicles Starting In 2025

PA Environment Daily

On October 14, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a proposed regulation that would adopt California’s existing Zero Emission Vehicle Program that requires 22 percent of the new passenger and light duty vehicle fleets offered for sale in the state be zero emission vehicles starting in model year 2025.

Cities along the Great Lakes Face Rising Water and Costs

Scientific American

Climate change could cost municipalities $2 billion in damages through 2025. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Sustainability Climate Environment

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GM Bets Big on Electric Vehicles

Scientific American

The automaker will spend $35 billion through 2025 on batteries, cars, even trains. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Sustainability Tech Automotive Energy

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McDonald’s commits to reduce virgin plastics in Happy Meal toys

Environmental News Bits

The global restaurant chain seeks to reduce virgin fossil-fuel-based plastics by 90 percent by the end of 2025. Read the full story at Waste Today. Read more → Circular economy Food service and restaurants Plastics

Mercury Dazzles in New Close-up from BepiColombo Mission

Scientific American

It will ultimately insert two probes into orbit in 2025. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. The European and Japanese spacecraft performed the first of six slingshot maneuvers around the planet.

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Philips turns to supply chain for climate action, wants suppliers to set science-based emissions targets

Environmental News Bits

Health technology company Philips announced today a new goal aimed at reducing the climate impact of its supply chain, aiming to have at least half of the company’s suppliers commit to science-based emissions reduction targets by 2025. Read the full story at ESG Today.

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Microsoft Announces New 100/100/0 Commitment By 2030

Environmental Leader

The move extends Microsoft’s existing commitment to execute power purchase agreements equivalent to 100% of its energy needs by 2025. Microsoft has announced that by 2030 the company will have 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by zero carbon energy purchases.

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Walmart to cut virgin plastics use

Environmental News Bits

Walmart has pledged to reduce the use of virgin plastic in its packaging by 15 percent by 2025. Read the full story at Recycling Today. The company made the announcement at its sustainability milestone summit following engagement with As You Sow, a Berkeley, California-based nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder… Read more → Corporate sustainability Packaging Retail

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Panera looks to reduce carbon emissions, promote supply chain sustainability

Environmental News Bits

Panera has announced its intention to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2050, alongside several intermediate goals for 2025, in a press release Wednesday. Read the full story in Supply Chain Dive. Panera plans to improve the sustainability of its menu items, implement 100% recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging, and increase its purchases… Read more → Corporate sustainability Food service and restaurants Supply chain

Biomega urges pet food industry to ‘think sustainability’

Environmental News Bits

To reach the UN’s sustainability targets by 2025, Biomega is now urging pet food suppliers to ‘take an important step-change’ in their manufacturing process Read more → Food and beverage manufacturingRead the full story in Pet Gazette.

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GM accelerates 100% renewable energy goal by 5 years, launches real-time carbon tracking initiative

Environmental News Bits

sites by 2025, five years of its prior 2030 target, and significantly ahead of its initial 2050 goal, first set in 2016. Read the full story at ESG Today. Automotive giant GM announced today that it plans to achieve its goal to source 100% renewable energy to power its U.S. The company also announced that… Read more → Auto industry Corporate sustainability

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Volvo To Build Cars Using Fossil Fuel-Free Steel

Environmental Leader

Mercedes-Benz also recently announced a new commitment to launch green steel in vehicle models by 2025, marking a significant step in the company’s efforts to decarbonize its supply chain.

PetDine launches 6-pillar sustainability plan

Environmental News Bits

The company chose six measurable goals, which include: using 100% renewable energy to produce product by 2025; incorporating 25% sustainable ingredients into each product by 2023;… Read more → Corporate sustainability Food and beverage manufacturingRead the full story at Pet Food Processing. On July 20, PetDine introduced a six-point sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint in manufacturing and source more eco-friendly materials.

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Petco Sustainability Vendor Summit to support continued expansion of sustainable pet products

Environmental News Bits

22, 2021 as part of the company’s public commitment to increase its assortment of sustainable pet products to 50% by the end of 2025. Read the news release. Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. Nasdaq: WOOF), a complete partner in pet health and wellness, will host its first-ever Sustainability Vendor Summit on Sept. The virtual event, hosted in partnership with ECRM and RangeMe,… Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Retail

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Audi Exemplifies Mission:Zero Sustainability Strategies At Neckarsulm Site

Environmental Leader

With its Mission:Zero environmental program launched in 2018, Audi aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations worldwide by 2025. Audi’s Neckarsulm site, one of the company’s largest production sites for over 100 years, exemplifies some of the key Mission:Zero initiatives underway.

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Behind the tech evian says ‘decouples PET from fossil fuels’ and ‘keeps plastic out of nature’

Environmental News Bits

The business says the bottle marks a ‘significant milestone’ towards its 2025 target to transition to 100% rPET. Read the full story at Food Navigator. Danone’s water brand evian has launched a new prototype bottle that leverages what it describes as a ‘revolutionary’ new process developed by clean tech company Loop Industries. We take a… Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Packaging

‘We’ll hit net-zero well before 2050’: Nomad decarbonises value chain with new interim targets

Environmental News Bits

The largest frozen food producer in Europe has set new emissions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which will see the company achieve a 25% reduction in absolute terms by 2025. Read the full story at Food Navigator. Read more → Corporate sustainability Food and beverage manufacturing

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Microsoft Announces New 100/100/0 Commitment By 2030

Environmental Leader

The move extends Microsoft’s existing commitment to execute power purchase agreements equivalent to 100% of its energy needs by 2025. Microsoft has announced that by 2030 the company will have 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by zero carbon energy purchases.

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Unilever making new recyclable toothpaste tubes available to other brands

Environmental News Bits

Unilever will convert its entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025 and is making the packaging innovation available to other companies. Read the full story at Consumer Goods Technology. Read more → Packaging Pharmaceuticals and personal care products Recycling Sustainable design

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Week One at COP26: Developments and Takeaways

Law Columbia

This history provides the context for new negotiations at COP26 over finance flows after 2025, which are intended to build from a floor of $100 billion per year. by Korey Silverman-Roati. Introduction.

Inside Burt’s Bees partnership with Arizona State University

Environmental News Bits

In April, Burt’s Bees released its 2020 Impact Report, which spelled out sustainability accomplishments completed from 2012-2020 and goals for 2025. Read the full story at Glossy. A common theme from the beauty industry’s sustainability efforts is collaboration. For Burt’s Bees, its efforts extend to unlikely partners: Arizona State University students.

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The Roadmap That Supports a Plastics Free Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

Henry Ford once said that if everyone is working together, then success takes care of itself. Ocean Conservancy recognized this from the very beginning when we published our ground-breaking report Stemming the Tid e. We knew the problem of ocean plastics required collective action.

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Guest Commentary: Lessons from the Belgium Climate Case: the devil is in the details

Law Columbia

To redress this violation, Klimaatzaak asked the Tribunal to set specific—and legally binding—emission reduction targets of 48% in 2025 and 65% in 2030 compared to 1990 levels, achieving net zero emissions by 2050. By Matthias Petel and Antoine De Spiegeleir *. VZW Klimaatzaak v. Kingdom of Belgium & Others is a climate lawsuit brought in Belgium in 2015 modelled on the famous Dutch Urgenda case.

Audi Exemplifies Mission:Zero Sustainability Strategies At Neckarsulm Site

Environmental Leader

With its Mission:Zero environmental program launched in 2018, Audi aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations worldwide by 2025. Audi’s Neckarsulm site, one of the company’s largest production sites for over 100 years, exemplifies some of the key Mission:Zero initiatives underway.

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Volvo To Build Cars Using Fossil Fuel-Free Steel

Environmental Leader

Mercedes-Benz also recently announced a new commitment to launch green steel in vehicle models by 2025, marking a significant step in the company’s efforts to decarbonize its supply chain.

PPG Recognized For Environmental, Social And Governance Practices; 2020 Sustainability Report

PA Environment Daily

Released in April 2021, PPG’s 2020 Sustainability Report highlights the company’s progress in achieving its 2025 sustainability goals and progress in key ESG areas. On August 3, Pittsburgh-based PPG announced it has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third consecutive year.

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What’s in the Reconciliation Bill?

Legal Planet

The bill also contains a fee on methane leaks that would start lower and rise to $1500 per ton in 2025. Last Friday, the House passed its version of the Build Back Better Act. Due to a quirk in parliamentary procedure, the Senate will be able to consider the $1.7

The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?

Law Columbia

The complaint seeks to order the president, Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, the Ministry of Finance, and regional governments to develop action plans to reduce net deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon to zero by 2025.

What’s Up With Water – October 25, 2021

Circle of Blue

Reuters reports that the goal is to remove more than 130,000 acres of the trees by 2025. Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water,” your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann.

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COP26: Deal reached to aim to end deforestation by 2030?

A Greener Life

The finance, a pledge of £8.75bn of public finance from 12 countries including the UK between 2021 – 2025, will support activities in developing countries, including restoring degraded land, tackling wildfires and supporting the rights of indigenous communities.

DCNR’s 5th Fall Foliage Report: Weather Conditions Lengthening Peak Fall Color

PA Environment Daily

On October 28, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources issued its fifth Fall Foliage Report that gives a preview of next week’s leaf viewing.

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As COP26 begins, 40 UK fossil fuel projects are awaiting approval 

A Greener Life

As COP26 begins in Glasgow, a study carried out by Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI) and the New Economics Foundation has revealed that fossil fuel companies are preparing to seek approval for 40 new UK coal, oil and gas extraction projects by 2025.