Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Island Press Field Notes blog

By Christina Badaracco / On May 20th, 2019

Debates over the next Farm Bill are sure to be as contentious as the last. But policymakers across the political spectrum can agree that our tax dollars should support better health and nutrition for SNAP recipients.

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By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 17th, 2019

In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day, Island Press is celebrating the power and the freedom of cycling.

Photo by Joanna Krosinka

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On May 15th, 2019

If you're interested in urban foraging, this post will help you get started.

By Jada Mosley / On May 10th, 2019

Why are some downtowns in trouble while others are thriving? And what does it take to ensure a healthy future for the heart of America’s cities?

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By Jen Hawse / On May 9th, 2019

Two full lifetimes ago consuming more calories was always welcome, taste was secondary, and having enough food defined everyday life. Nowadays, the opposite holds true: our society is awash in calories and individuals expect their food to satisfy...

By David F. Coursen, Robert Wolcott / On May 6th, 2019

By ignoring the risks of fine particle emissions and understating environmental benefits, EPA is now tilting the balance away from sound, evidence-based regulations and the public health benefits they yield. 

By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 3rd, 2019

Savory explains that the major culprits of climate change are not fossil fuels and livestock, but our mismanagement of resources.

By Bernard D. Goldstein / On April 29th, 2019

For years, the fossil-fuel industry has lobbied to weaken air pollution standards. It may now get its wish.

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By Jada Mosley / On April 26th, 2019

Threats to pollinators abound, but so too do the everyday conservation efforts being taken to protect them. 

By Chrishelle Palay / On April 24th, 2019

Natural disasters are sometimes seen as great levelers, affecting rich and poor alike. The reality is different.

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