From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Christopher Betts
Blog
May 2014

As a life-long naturalist with nearly three decades running an ecological consultancy, I find myself reaching boiling point over biodiversity offsetting, and simultaneously becoming sad because our native wildlife desperately needs all the help it can get. Every site’s ecology is particular to...

Mark Everard
Blog
April 2014

George Monbiot’s recent attack on biodiversity offsetting misses the point of the scheme and undermines the work of the scientists who developed it.  It is not the principle of...

Peter Sanderson
Blog
April 2014

I work for a local authority and have spent several years encouraging reluctant residents to recycle. More recently I have been working with the Environment Protection team within the council to help local industries avoid releasing dust and chemical pollutants into the air. However, at heart I...

Paulina Poplawski-Stephens
Article
February 2014

environmental SCIENTIST | The Energy Trilemma | February 2013


In 1997, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Kyoto Protocol, the international act binding nations around the world to reducing carbon...

Emma Fenton
Discussion paper
January 2014

The debate around fracking has intensified in recent months, with campaigners and local communities entrenched in seemingly intractable positions against the Government and fracking industry. In an attempt to summarise the debate around the environmental effects of fracking the IES has produced...

Jim Keyte
Article
December 2013

environmental SCIENTIST | Reading the landscape: heritage and the environment | December 2013


When one mentions archaeology to a non-archaeologist, the discussion will invariably move rapidly to Time Team, and “that chap with the long hair”. That is archaeology for most ...

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