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Robert Ashcroft
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Science and the environmental movement


The environmental movement as we know it today developed in the 1960s and 70s, as awareness grew of the damage pollution could cause, and scientists began to recognise the growing pressure human populations and activities were...

Recent reports

Recent journals

  • The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessed the impact of research undertaken by UK universities for the first time. Universities submitted case studies to demonstrate their research...
  • More of us than ever before live and work in cities. This issue of the environmental SCIENTIST seeks to address some of the questions that arise around our common urban future. Articles draw on work...
  • Researchers are exploring and developing exciting new materials and industrial processes that manufacturers are bringing to market very rapidly. Yet some of these materials pose problems that could...
  • This issue of environmental SCIENTIST summarises the scope and outcomes of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and the subsequent Follow-on report. The overall UK NEA programme has made a promising...
  • The articles in this issue of the environmental SCIENTIST provide insights into the many complex challenges and considerations that need to be addressed if we are to achieve global water security –...

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IES policy documents

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Poll

Defending the decision to scrap a £1bn funding competition for the first UK commercial CCS demonstration project, David Cameron said government should decide “about technology that works and technology that isn't working". Is CCS currently unworkable?