Island Press News


The first in a series of ongoing content for the new Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, on the topic of urban resilience has been published.



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Forbes shared cartoons excerpted from The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change to explain carbon pricing strategies.



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The Washington Post featured an interview with Alan Rabinowitz highlighting his work to protect jaguars.



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Washington, DC (December 22, 2014) — From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural environment to accommodate our daily needs for food, work, shelter, and recreation are greatly intensified. Concerted efforts to balance human use with ecological concerns are needed now more than ever. The...



Advance praise for Chasing the Red Queen:

"Insightful...A well-written and timely analysis of an increasingly dire agricultural dilemma."



Washington, DC (December 18, 2014) — There is a long battle raging in our fields, and it's one we can't seem to win. Even as we pour more and stronger chemicals (almost $40 billion worth a year now) on crops to try to tame pests and evict weeds,...



Emily Monosson stopped by the Environment in Focus radio show to talk about why bed bugs have returned.



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Brian Richter joined Colorado Matters to talk about water management and why reducing our water usage hasn't been enough.



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The Guardian's GrrlScientist blog wrote, "WOW! This deceptively slender book packs a helluva powerful punch....Like reading a dystopian novel, this book will capture your imagination and keep you awake into the wee hours. But unlike a dystopian novel, the author actually proposes evolutionarily-sound strategies for what we can do to stop the damage before it becomes lasting."






During his U.S. tour last month, Jaime Lerner stopped by Living on Earth in Boston to talk about his experience making change in Curitiba.



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