From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
December 2015
Science and the environmental movement
The environmental movement as we know it today developed in the 1960s and 70s, as awareness grew of the damage pollution could cause, and scientists began to recognise the growing pressure human populations and activities were exerting on...
Phil Holmes
November 2015
The John Rose award, as named after the IES' late founder, is an annual grant established by the Institution of Environmental Sciences with the express purpose of publicising an outstanding piece of postgraduate research to the public and wider scientific community.
The £1,000 award is too...
Ruth Bowyer
October 2015
Despite it being their legal requirement, UK businesses are failing to undertake energy audits under the new ESOS scheme. Compliance will save them money and work towards fulfilling their corporate sustainability goals, so why are so few undertaking audits? And is the administrator of the scheme,...
Iain Cross, Alina Congreve
October 2015
Remarkably, MPs received more letters about bees from their constituents in August this year than any other issue – evidence that long-held concerns from scientists about the importance of ecosystem services are gaining ground in the public consciousness. Ecosystem services are no longer the ‘next...
Michael Groves
October 2015
environmental SCIENTIST | Our common urban future | August 2015
With cities generating around 80 per cent of global GDP, there is justifiable interest in the application of smart technologies that improve transport and urban services, resource efficiency and citizen engagement...
Martin Williams
From the archive
September 2015
As diesel emissions are now all over the news, thanks to the defeat device scandal which has been unearthed at Volkswagon in the USA (with implications for Europe also), we take a look back into the environmental SCIENTIST archive. For some time air quality scientists have been pointing out...


Getting to the heart of an issue

On these pages our authors, graphic designers and scientists provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but two of our main themes for 2015 will be:

  • The Ecosystem Approach in practice; and
  • The environment's place in the political landscape.

If you feel you can contribute to these themes, please get in touch.

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