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Fred Pearce
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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...

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  • An updated version of our 2012 publication, the purpose of this document is to bring together a list of available funding streams for research, careers or projects...

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    The...

  • In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory responsibility for the management of local air quality. Many guidelines and tools have been developed to promote best...

  • The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) surveys its members annually to identify trends in how different services are valued and to gather members’ opinions...

  • Odour is an issue that air quality professionals are frequently required to assess, particularly in respect to planning. Odour impacts may be assessed when...

Recent journals

  • Environmental scientists have probably been exposed to more than their fair share of controversy. Perhaps this should be expected: we are the canaries in the scientific coalmine, playing the part of...
  • This journal provides a detailed look at how to provide affordable energy, with security of supply and the minimum possible damage to the environment. It examines the energy mix in the UK and how...
  • Heritage is a broad discipline that draws together environmental specialists from a significant range of backgrounds. Environmental scientists have a significant role to play in preserving, enhancing...
  • This journal provides a comprehensive review the UK's environmental regulatory landscape and explains how regulation has benefited the UK environment. It describes the motivations behind the...
  • 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...

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IES policy documents

This document outlines our commitment to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.

This document governs the treatment of data by staff, volunteers, Council and Members.

Lays down the ethical and professional standards by which Members should abide. The Code applies to all Professional Members, irrespective of the professional role they fulfil.

Latest presentation

Recent trends in NOx emission factors, PM, HC emission factors and factors for alternative vehicle technologies