From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Fred Pearce
Article
August 2014

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environmental SCIENTIST | The Contentious Issue | April 2014


We hear a lot about how the world’s population is soaring. The human total has now exceeded seven billion people, more than four times the figure of a 100...

Dominic Sheldon
Discussion paper
June 2014

The latest in the Energy Factsheet series looks at ultra High Pressure High Temperature (uHPHT) oil and gas exploitation and how the recent budget will affects its deployment in the UK.


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Emma Fenton
Discussion paper
May 2014

Nuclear energy generation has always been hotly debated and this seems unlikely to change with the Government's controversial agreement with EDF over the new development at Hinkley Point.  Although still in the headlines today, nuclear power has been contributing to the UK's energy mix since...

Christopher Betts
Blog
May 2014

As a life-long naturalist with nearly three decades running an ecological consultancy, I find myself reaching boiling point over biodiversity offsetting, and simultaneously becoming sad because our native wildlife desperately needs all the help it can get.  Every site’s ecology is particular to...

Mark Everard
Blog
April 2014

George Monbiot’s recent attack on biodiversity offsetting misses the point of the scheme and undermines the work of the scientists who developed it.  It is not the principle of...

Peter Sanderson
Blog
April 2014

I work for a local authority and have spent several years encouraging reluctant residents to recycle. More recently I have been working with the Environment Protection team within the council to help local industries avoid releasing dust and chemical pollutants into the air. However, at heart I...

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Getting to the heart of an issue

On these pages our authors, graphic designers and scientists provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but two of our main themes for 2014 will be:

  • Energy; and
  • Uncertainty and wicked problems in the environmental sciences.

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