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By Katharine Sucher / On July 14th, 2017

Excess asphalt contributes to stormwater runoff, which can carry pollutants into water bodies and overwhelm sewer systems. As more and more cities reclaim street space for human life and habitat and enact far-reaching plans to address climate change,...

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 10th, 2017

Summer is here! Whether that means slathering on the sunscreen or seeking refuge from the heat in an air conditioned room, this season means one thing for all bookworms: summer reading lists. To help get yours started, our staff have shared their...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 7th, 2017

Earlier this year, if you had asked me to tell you what a “gardener” looked like, I might have painted you a mental picture of someone not unlike my father: a white, middle-aged man who decided to take up gardening as a hobby after realizing he had more...

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 7th, 2017

A growing energy footprint requires careful thought about our world’s energy mix, but even a renewable energy future is not necessarily a green one. Many renewable energy sources have a large footprint which can threaten biodiversity and conservation....

By Kendall Geisel / On July 6th, 2017

Books have always seemed like magic to me, like an enchanted entity conceived out of thin air for the purpose of readers’ escape from reality. However, when I got the job as Island Press’ Production Intern, I quickly realized that it takes a lot more...

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By Laurie Mazur / On July 5th, 2017

A new report shows there are numerous paths forward for our cities to achieve the clean-energy future their residents need and want

By Katharine Sucher / On June 30th, 2017

Looking for a summer read? Be "enlightened and inspired" with this "smart, quick read" by Andrew Revkin! Our free summer e-book offer ends July 5th 2017.  Click below to get the e-book from your preferred e-book retailer. 

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By Emily Monosson / On June 29th, 2017

Who doesn’t love fireworks? (Aside from our dog, our kids when they were little, and apparently birds – although no surprise there really). It’s also likely that...

By Samantha Harvey / On June 27th, 2017

Our leaders can support the transition to a greener, fairer future. Or they can get out of the way. But they can't stop it.

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