As part of its commitment to promote environmental science and allow our members to learn about and disseminate the latest sector thinking, the IES produces four to five editions of its highly regarded journal environmental SCIENTIST each year.
Each thematic issue examines a topic of pressing importance to environmental science from a variety of different angles; an expert in the relevant area acts as guest editor, introducing the articles and providing a critical overview of the subject at hand. Articles are primarily written by our members, supplemented by contributions from experts and professionals working in the environmental field.
The journal acts not just as way of keeping abreast with the sector, but is also a thoroughly interesting read.
This journal investigates the environmental legislation emanating from the EU and the effects it has on the UK's environmental professionals. It includes opinions about the potential environmental effects of leaving the EU as well as the perceived benefits from EU membership to various UK-based organisations.
This journal summarises the state of the air quality profession and asks the question "should we have achieved more". Broadly speaking, the articles have three themes: a retrospective showing how we have reached the current situation, a review of topical issues and an attempt to look to the future. The journal concludes with some opinions on why the general public are not more vocal about air quality issues.
One of the central strands of London's successful bid to host the Olympic Games was its claim that it would be the 'greenest Games ever'. In this journal, developed in collaborated with the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 (CSL), the IES investigates whether London 2012 delivered on this claim. The journal interrogates the achievements of the delivery bodies throughout the lifetime of the Games and into legacy in an attempt to answer whether or not an Olympic Games can ever truly be sustainable.
The IES believes that the positive promotion of 'green' growth might lead to a solution to a number of interlinking crises. It is within this context that we are publishing this issue of the environmental SCIENTIST which seeks to: act as an introduction to 'green' growth and environmental economics; highlight some of the good environmental practices and environmental innovations already taking place; and paint a vision of how a bold 'green' growth agenda could solve the current financial crisis.
The general public needs science and innovation to survive, or at least maintain the standards of living it is accustomed to, whilst scientists need public support and trust in order to continue their work. This issue provides a very broad introduction to science communication and engagement. It interrogates the various attempts to strengthen this bond between specialists and non-specialists using science communication. It explores how communication can be achieved through many media. Using art to communicate air-quality science shows us the power of that medium to portray basic concepts or allow the impacts of otherwise invisible pollutants to hit home in a very intimate and personal way.
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