From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Alun Roberts-Jones
February 2022

Environmental Assessment Levels (EALs) are used by the Environment Agency (EA) to judge the acceptability of proposed emissions to air from industrial sites, and their relative contribution to the environment. EALs represent a pollutant concentration in ambient air at which no significant risks...

Katherine Karr
January 2022
50 years of the IES

In 1971, Dr John Rose began talks with several academics, industry professionals, and colleagues about the possibility of starting an organisation for environmental scientists. One year later, on January 18th 1972, our Inaugural Conversazione was held at the House of Lords and the IES came into...

Frank Kelly
December 2021
photo of factory pollution

Professor Frank Kelly was elected Honorary Fellow of the IAQM at the IAQM AGM in December 2021. At the meeting he delivered his keynote speech on  the topic of air pollution and public health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk.


Joseph Lewis
December 2021
gold balloons which read: "2021"

After years of delays and debates, 2021 finally saw the Environment Act enter law. With this major landmark now achieved, the future of the natural environment should be much clearer, but is it really? For all the effort needed to produce the Environment Act, have we actually seen positive...

Alistair Manning
December 2021
photo of city scape

Estimating emissions from atmospheric observations, commonly referred to as 'top-down' or inverse modelling, is a relatively new area of science. Greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases are particularly aligned with inverse modelling because they are, by their very nature, long-lived in the...

Tim Flach
December 2021
Picture of a tiger shaking water out of its fur.

Conservationists and environmentalists have struggled with the question of how to inspire policy change and influence public opinion. The likes of Sir David Attenborough have taught us that imagery and connecting to the natural world are powerful tools in evoking empathy in our policy...


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