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Island Press Field Notes

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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On August 14th, 2019

Turns out that working to restore our lands is good for our personal health.

By Laurie Mazur / On August 12th, 2019

A new report shows how cities are fighting climate change and energy inefficiency with an eye toward equity.

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By Daniel Reich / On August 9th, 2019

Practical, effective policies that federal government agencies could implement without Congressional approval.

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By Laurie Mazur / On August 7th, 2019

A conversation with scientist Susanne Moser about climate communication, the benefits of functional denial, and the varied flavors of hope.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On August 6th, 2019

What are the most pressing environmental issues today? We asked this question to Island Press readers in our most recent newsletter. More than 60 of you responded, and we are excited to share your thoughtful answers here. You can access a PDF version of...

A stack of foreign language books from Island Press

By Rebecca Bright / On July 29th, 2019

Island Press works with publishers around the world to help our authors’ ideas reach a larger, global audience. Through this work, we have published books in at least 25 different languages.

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 26th, 2019

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project is excited to continue the urbanist journalism fellowship this fall with Greater Greater Washington!

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By Natasha Riddle / On July 25th, 2019

In DC, several nonprofits aim to provide housing help that goes beyond simply providing shelter. They are helping young LGBTQ people feel affirmed.

By David F. Coursen / On July 23rd, 2019

Trump’s EPA seeks to limit state’s authority on climate action. If this effort succeeds, our towns and cities will face dirtier air, hotter summers and more extreme weather — and there will be less we can do about it. 

By Chidinma Onuoha / On July 22nd, 2019

Once upon a time, I was sure that I wanted to be an editor. I always liked reading and polishing people’s stories. It felt right to shape up someone's work, to see its beginning and see it transform into a finished product. But, as any recent English...

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