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By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On January 24th, 2017

For a long time we ecologists thought that we could predict not only how forests would grow but also how their composition was likely to change over time.  And we could predict the effects of management actions: for example, If we chose to thin stands of...

By Laurie Mazur / On January 18th, 2017

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

By Alan Mallach / On January 11th, 2017

Spoiler alert: It's likley to be a long four years for urbanists and city folk. 

By Ann Vileisis / On January 6th, 2017

This blog originally appeared on Tilth.org and is reposted here with permission.  Two hundred years ago, most Americans had a...

By Jaimie Hicks Masterson / On December 21st, 2016

In October, Jonah Engel Bromwich wrote an article for the New York Times entitled “Where should you live to escape...

Washburn

By Timothy Beatley / On December 21st, 2016

Few things in the world have as much immediate ability to shift me into a different mood, into a different and more positive outlook, than birds—seeing them, hearing them, watching their often frenetic but joyful movements and machinations. Birds, and...

Educate the next Congress

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 20th, 2016

As the new administration fills its leadership positions with climate deniers and energy lobbyists, many environmentalists like you find themselves discouraged....

By Isabelle Monahan / On December 20th, 2016

When I was offered the web and social media internship at Island Press, I jumped at the chance to gain an inside look at an academic press. I began my internship knowing very little about marketing or social media branding. I vividly remember my first...

By Joe Landsberg, Richard Waring / On December 19th, 2016

Most people now accept that the world’s climate is changing rapidly as a result of human activities — mainly the direct emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that trap heat radiating from the earth, causing the temperature of our small blue planet...

By Katharine Sucher / On December 16th, 2016

For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities. But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the world comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and vitality for...

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