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Dr Paula Owen
June 2013

Behaviour change interventions have so far had surprisingly limited success in motivating wider society into taking positive environmental actions. Despite constant bombardment of messages regarding melting ice caps, drowning polar bears and exceptional droughts, a significant majority of the...

Jenna Edgar
May 2013

The current Zeitgeist of sustainability has pushed the role of the ‘ethical designer’ into the forefront of industry. Design is about improving the life of the end user. The decisions we make in the early stages of the design process will affect the way people interact with the world around them...

Jimi Irwin
May 2013

Minerals are everywhere and impact on our environment in a host of complex and sometimes unexpected ways. But what exactly is environmental mineralogy? Helpfully, the introduction explains that this book considers systems containing minerals that constitute key elements of the global ecosystem...

Mark Everard
April 2013

What is nature worth? What is water worth? Is trying to answer this question simply ‘putting a price on nature’, thereby supporting its subversion to the perversities of a broken economic system?


In the ‘old world view’, or in other words the dominant legacy economic paradigm framed by...

Emma Fenton
March 2013

For the February 2013 edition of the IES journal we interviewed Richard Jackson, Sustainability Manager at the ODA, and Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 about energy, carbon and waste throughout the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games....

Jonathan Turner; Jenna Edgar
March 2013

The ODA and LOCOG set themselves tough sustainability targets for the delivery of Games. These infographics demonstrate how far they got in achieving those targets. 



These images are taken from the February 2012 edition of the environmental SCIENTIST. To receive paper copies of...

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