• Isabella Kaminski, deputy editor, the ENDS Report

    Down the rabbit hole

    Isabella Kaminski: After the initial shock of the EU referendum result, UK politics went into overdrive for three weeks of confusion, dissolution and resolution

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    Courts and their approach to scientific evidence

    Richard Macrory: A case over conditions imposed on fishing licences illustrates the need for caution by judges when handling complex scientific evidence provided by environmental regulators

  • Howard Price, principal policy officer, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

    DEFRA seems to have turned its back on contaminated land

    Howard Price: After years of inadequate and ever-changing guidance on identifying contaminated land, the axing of funding from next year will leave local authorities in an even worse position

  • Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS Report

    An existential question

    Paul Hatchwell: As Britain went to the polls on 23 June, violent rainstorms left much of the country in chaos. It was a fitting preface to the political and economic shock that both Remain and Leave supporters woke up to on Friday.

  • Peter Prior, executive chairman, Andigestion

    DECC needs to step back and focus on the big picture

    Peter Prior: Financial support for renewable energy should be about meeting emissions targets, not promoting technology flavours of the moment over more suitable, cheaper alternatives

  • Mike Keil, asset strategy manager, Severn Trent Water

    Resilience: the new sustainability?

    Mike Keil: Resilience is in danger of becoming the new sustainability – an overused buzzword with little substance behind it. Yet building it is essential for water companies to deal with extreme weather

  • Paul Whaley argues that techniques from medical research can benefit chemicals risk assessment

    Getting straight answers to tricky questions

    Borrowing a technique used in medical science can offer definitive conclusions on chemical toxicity, says environmental scientist Paul Whaley

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    EU water law and major public interest developments

    Richard Macrory: The European Water Framework Directive leaves room for member states to decide whether deterioration of water status is justifiable in individual cases

  • Mark Gough, executive director, Natural Capital Coalition

    Business survival depends on natural capital

    Mark Gough: A natural capital protocol will allow organisations to systematically integrate their relationships with nature into their strategy and operations as resources become scarcer

  • Isabella Kaminski, deputy editor, ENDS Report

    Greening the debate

    Isabella Kaminski: It will not be a surprise to ENDS Report readers that the environmental profession is staunchly pro-EU

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