From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Jonathan Atkinson
May 2020

Soil means a lot of different things to different people and “good soil” can differ depending on the regime. 

Farmers look at soils with regards to health for crop growth or grazing, good drainage characteristics, good moisture holding capacity and good nutrient status. Developers...

Chris Whall & Ben Marner
April 2020

There is widespread reporting of improvements in ambient air quality as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but much of the evidence has focused on direct comparisons between air quality measurements made before and after social and travel restrictions were in place. 

Such comparisons...

Joseph Lewis
April 2020

The UK Parliament confirmed this week that it will adopt the Speaker’s ‘hybrid solution’, allowing it to continue its business with some MPs physically in the building, and others conferencing into the chamber digitally.

As a result, the month-long hiatus on the Government’s Environment...

Jonathan Ritson & Libby Peake
March 2020

environmental SCIENTIST | The World Wakes up to Waste | February 2020

Jonathan Ritson and Libby Peake report on the contaminants in food packaging and what needs to be done to reduce them.

Food contact...

Natalie Cheung
March 2020

STEM Ambassadors come from a wide range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related jobs and disciplines across the UK volunteering their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value and career opportunities. You can become a STEM Ambassador...

Professor Chris Rapley CBE
March 2020

After decades of warnings, Climate Change is beginning to bite. Fires, floods, storms and the impacts of sea level rise are becoming the commonplace backdrop of daily life. Yet the collective human response remains muted. Some people, including senior political figures, persist in denying the...


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