S & S News: The Week in Highlights – 13.02.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news. 

This week, those with entomophobia may rejoice but the Biological Conservation reports the destruction of ecosystems with 40% of insect species facing extinction and over 1/3 in danger, declining at a rate of 2.5% annually. Whilst Putin faces a prospective polar bear invasion, Russia reviews the ratification of the Paris Agreement signifying a crucial step in the right direction? Elsewhere a $1 billion investment in 10 years’ worth of green bonds by US telecommunications giant Verizon could be at the crux of catalysing the socially responsible investing movement in Trump’s territories.

And finally, let’s not forget Blighty. Brace yourselves for a chip crisis as prices triple after last summer’s heatwave and dryer weather that could cut the U. K’s potato area by 74%.

Appease this suffering as it’s all aboard the Jubilee Line for some furniture therapy to the world’s most sustainable Ikea that has opened its doors in Greenwich.

Environment in multiple crisis – Politicians and policymakers have failed to grasp the gravity of the environmental crisis facing the Earth, a report claims via BBC


Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’ via Guardian


How Instagram Influencers Fuel Our Destructive Addiction To Fast Fashion by Lucy Siegle via Huff Post US


Russia islands emergency over polar bear ‘invasion via BBC 


10 Takeaways From the UN’s Streetwear Conference via Highsnobiety


Russia reviews ratification of Paris Agreement via Climate Change News 


Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years – Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time between now and 2023 via Guardian 


Ikea opens new store in Greenwhich with sustainability at its core via House Beautiful


How landscape plants have an impact on the carbon footprint via Science Daily 


Meat-eating humans pushing hundreds of planet’s biggest animals toward extinction via Independent 


When farmers go vegan: the science behind changing your mind via Guardian


Verizon Has Bond Market Seeing Green After Billion-Dollar Deal via Bloomberg


British Fish and Chips May Never Be This Cheap via Bloomberg


Schools in England Introduce a New Subject: Mindfulness via New York Times 

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