From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

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
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 ...

Sharon Holloway; Vicky Midgley
November 2013

environmental SCIENTIST | UK regulation: endless paperwork or essential protection | November 2013

In July 2012, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) initiated the Smarter Environmental Regulation Review (SERR) to take a cross-...

Nick Flynn
September 2013

environmental SCIENTIST | The EU - Red Tape or Green Governance? | August 2013

We need more Europe, not less” Angela Merkel proclaimed in 2012 to the annoyance of eurosceptics. She was speaking in the context of the global financial crisis, but a parallel...

Andrew Grieve
August 2013

“161 micrograms of ozone per meter cubed of air as an eight hour rolling mean”.

Sorry, how many microwhats per meter cubes of who? Yes you’re right; it needs some context, some supporting information, a bit of explanation. OK, well, what would you like to know? What is a microgram? What...

Daniel Gosling
July 2013

Urban development and regeneration in the UK commonly favours geographically defined and marketable projects over more dispersed investment throughout a city’s local high streets. The creation of new, branded urban centres (for shopping, recreation and premium residential) may be regarded by...


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