As well as the site's regularly updated research news, sustainable futures news and opinion channels, you'll benefit from an events calendar, links to other resources and a comprehensive listing of the businesses and organizations involved in the field.

We've designed environmentalresearchweb for readers who are already up to speed with the key issues, so the site is able to cover topics in more depth. That means that our articles can analyse points that coverage at a more general level must by necessity gloss over – a factor that's vital for areas such as climate change, where the science behind the headlines is massively complex.

Of course, climate change isn't the only issue affecting today's environment, which is why environmentalresearchweb brings you details of the full range of environmental research, from biodiversity to clean energy, from pollution to economics, from environmental legislation to sustainability, and from human health issues to risk assessment.

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