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Lucy Rowland
December 2023
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Traditional ways of monitoring the species around us will always be of vital importance to ecological surveyors. Taking into account the sounds and sights in the field, experienced surveyors – ornithologists in particular – are experts at work, drawing on their extensive education, skills and...

Jo Maniscalco
December 2023
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The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science has been hosting discussions at this year’s COP28 on ocean climate solutions, with the aim to promote the role of science, media, technology and education to achieve ocean solutions for climate action and sustainable development. 


Caitlín Comins
November 2023
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Fly tipping, oil spills, illegal burning of waste, agricultural runoffs, methane gas leaks, bribery and fraud: whistleblowers have a key role to play in preventing environmental damage. The Government certainly seemed cognisant of this when it introduced whistleblowing legislation 25 years ago,...

Fazilette Khan
November 2023
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Due to coverage in the media and increased public awareness over the last decade, it’s not surprising that most people have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A part of the Pacific Ocean characterised by its vast accumulation of plastic waste, it covers an area three times the size of...

Zoë Frogbrook
November 2023
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Zoë Frogbrook, Head of Environment and Sustainability at Northumbrian Water Group, explains how their successful ‘Bin the Wipe’ campaign has helped reduce blockages in wastewater systems.

We hear it all the time: a small change makes a big difference, but in organisations that have a...

Ethny Childs & Joseph Lewis
August 2023
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For the past few months, the IES has been delving deeper into the future of environmental science as part of our Future of ES23 horizon scanning & foresight project, the third theme of which has been looking at 'the Regulatory Landscape' of the environmental sector.