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By Katharine Sucher / On December 9th, 2016

The Arctic is often imagined as a desolate and remote place that is far removed from the rest of the world. But after three decades, Arctic explorer Edward Struzik knows first-hand it is full of life...

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By Richard Heinberg / On December 8th, 2016

During the second presidential debate on October 9, Republican presidential nominee (now President-Elect) Donald Trump claimed that “clean coal” could meet the energy needs of the United States for the next 1,000 years. Now that Mr. Trump will be in the...

By Alan Mallach / On December 7th, 2016

Trying to predict how different US cities will be affected by climate change is something like trying to predict the movement of a single molecule in a sea of Brownian motion. Not...

By Annie Matan, Peter Newman / On December 1st, 2016

Walkability is a global movement. Every year walkability professionals come together at the international walking conference, Walk21. In October of this year for the first time the conference was held...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 1st, 2016

December 12, 2016; 10:00 AM EST & 9:00 PM EST (2 sessions)

By Shirley Laska / On December 1st, 2016

What will happen when thousands of people overwhelm communities? Climate change is mostly a “slow onset” phenomenon.  It does, however, generate fast-onset disasters/catastrophes as well.  Multiple years of drought slowly debilitate the ecosystem,...

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By Jason Leppig / On November 30th, 2016

From the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Stephen R. Kellert ’71 Ph.D., a revered professor of...

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By Meg MacIver / On November 29th, 2016

According to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 was the hottest year on record, and 2016 is well on its way to surpassing it. The signs of climate change are as strong as ever, and the answers to environmental...

By Emily Monosson / On November 29th, 2016

A toddler suddenly becomes deathly ill. In the ER she is diagnosed with dysentery, caused by a rare but particularly aggressive form of Salmonella. One antibiotic after another fails because the strain, picked up when her family was traveling...

By Jessica Flores / On November 28th, 2016

I started at Island Press as a Marketing Intern over the summer. In many ways, my experience with the Production department is similar to my time in Marketing. From day one I was given an overview of the publishing process with emphasis on my department’...

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