From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Jim Tough
August 2020

In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy to bring into law targets to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. In line with this commitment, within the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) logistic support element, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), there is a drive to achieve...

Lynn King
July 2020

Are you passionate about encouraging the next generation to consider a career in environmental science? Becoming a school governor could help you and your organisation to better understand schools, whilst also providing some valuable personal and professional development from...

Richard Charman
July 2020

Increasing the margins of mudflat, reedbed and saltmarsh along the edges of hardened, urbanised estuaries is what the Estuary Edges project is about. In the case study estuary, the Tidal Thames, South East UK, there has been a loss of 10,000 hectares of saltmarsh since 1860 (Environment Agency,...

Doug Weir
July 2020

environmental SCIENTIST | Talking tactics: Environmental protection and armed conflicts | June 2020

Doug Weir examines how citizen science could help to protect both people and ecosystems in conflict zones.

Armed conflicts...

Leanne Cullen-Unsworth
June 2020

UK seagrasses are under increasing strain and in an unfavourable state, yet these meadows provide critical ecosystem services. Seagrasses are threatened with annual global losses estimated at 7%. The reasons for this decline are complex, but commonly associated with poor water quality and...

Joseph Lewis
June 2020

Following the launch of the IES’ five principles for a science-led Green Recovery at the start of June, we have been continuing to look at the big challenges and opportunities to build back better, and what we can learn from a broad and interdisciplinary approach as we scrutinise emerging plans...


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