Water is not the new carbon
The local impacts of water scarcity means companies need to collaborate to address the risk along the supply chain, says Kyla Mandel (Jun 2014)
SuDS: not just an ugly pond
Sustainable drainage systems can improve flooding, water quality and nature. But priorities differ, finds Simon Evans (Jun 2014)
Burning through the jargon
A new energy-from-waste plant in an area tends to attract a lot of attention, much of it negative. Isabella Kaminski demystifies the permitting process for new incinerators (Jun 2014)
Progress or descent into oblivion?
CRC simplification has started to impact on annual data, but few changes in emissions have been seen. Paul Hatchwell interprets the scheme's trends and effectiveness up to 2013, the challenges and further changes (Jun 2014)
UK cleantechs do business in Brazil
Three UK cleantech firms flew to Rio in November 2013 as part of a government trade mission. Simon Inglethorpe finds out what it takes to crack this emerging low-carbon goods and services market (Jun 2014)
The shale gas revolution: how big could it get?
The economic potential of shale gas could be huge. But there will be many sustainability and other challenges along the way, finds Alex Marshall (Nov 2013)
The shifting shape of the environmental terrain
ENDS writers provide insights into issues likely to influence the environmental sector in 2013 (Jan 2013)
Green Deal to green jobs: twelve trends for 2012
The sustainability agenda will remain critical for many organisations this year, despite continuing economic uncertainty and the ongoing effects of austerity measures (Jan 2012)
Consultants and clients find risks remain
2010 has seen only slow recovery for most environmental consultancies and their clients. And 2011 may bring renewed risks to the fortunes of both, finds David Carr (Jan 2011)
CLQB – leading land remediation standards
A new qualifications awarding body for contaminated land professionals should provide a significant boost for the sector. David Carr explains how CLQB will operate (Dec 2010)
EMS frameworks up for review
The process of revising and updating both ISO 14001 and EMAS is under way. Much progress has already been made but several hurdles remain to be cleared, finds David Carr (Apr 2010)
SocEnv seeks greater influence
In the seven years since its launch, the Society for the Environment’s profile has grown steadily. Nevertheless, much remains to be addressed before its potential is fully realised. David Carr spoke to the society’s new chief executive, John Carstensen, about the success achieved so far and the challenges that lie ahead (Apr 2010)
Green workers: content but cash-strapped
Most environmental professionals saw their real earnings stagnate or fall during the past year. David Carr analyses the results of the IEMA-ENDS survey of more than 2,000 environmental professionals (Apr 2010)
Companies rise to a new carbon-cutting challenge
The government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme will create new and unique challenges for some 5,000 large bodies in the UK. Rob Bell explores the initiative’s significance and finds the downside risks are at least evenly balanced by potential benefits (Apr 2009)
Credit crunch: slowing down on sustainability?
Recessions have historically set back the green agenda as industry and government alike focus on shoring up balance sheets. This time could be different because of an unprecedented synchronisation of cost, regulation and reputation pressures on firms, finds Rob Bell (Apr 2009)
What to look for in a green consultancy
Environmental consultancies are diverse, ranging from tiny to huge and practising a myriad of specialisms. Here Nick Rowcliffe highlights the most important differences and explains the major quality accreditations held by environmental consultants (Apr 2009)
Eco-consultancy: the green growth sector
It is now 21 years since ENDS published Britain’s first directory of environmental consultancy. To mark the anniversary, Hannah Pearce charts how the sector has grown from a tiny seedling to an important part of the economy turning over £1.5 billion per year (Apr 2009)
Signs of resilience amid economic uncertainty
The standstill in residential and commercial property building and turbulence within global financial markets has injected uncertainty into the environmental sector. However, optimism about medium- to long-term growth remains strong. Erin Gill presents the latest trends revealed by the ENDS annual careers and salary survey (Apr 2009)