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Island Press Field Notes

By Laurie Mazur / On December 7th, 2017

A round-table discussion on how environmental justice leaders are pushing forward in the era of Trump

By Joseph M. Kiesecker / On October 27th, 2017

View from a mountain top in Khan Khentii Protected Area, Khuh Nuur, Mongolia. Photo © Nick HallA mysterious and untimely death is not what first comes to mind when I think about wildlife conservation. But the death of conservation ranger Lkhagvasumberel...

By Joseph M. Kiesecker / On October 27th, 2017

Solar panels adjacent to an elementary school in Antelope Valley. © Dave Lauridsen for The Nature Conservancy

By Joseph M. Kiesecker / On October 27th, 2017

Growing energy demand could threaten 20 percent of the world's remaining natural land by 2030. But one TNC scientist has a vision for getting the energy we need without sacrificing nature.  

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 27th, 2017

Denise Fairchild, co-editor of the new book Energy Democracy, explores what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like

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By Katharine Sucher / On October 20th, 2017

As the current federal government tries to breathe new life into a dying fossil fuel economy, foment racial intolerance, reassert U.S. military dominance, eliminate health and other protections, and otherwise bow to corporate interests, it is a critical...

By Charles Fanniel / On September 18th, 2017

Our transition to clean, renewable energy must champion equitable policies that are inclusive to those communities on the frontlines of climate change.

By Laurie Mazur / On August 28th, 2017

Cities must do more to ensure investments in energy efficiency reach the low- and moderate-income households that bear the heaviest burden from high energy costs.

By Richard Allen Williams, Mary Pittman / On August 21st, 2017

Switching to clean, safe, renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do for the climate, for the health of our communities now, and for the health of future generations.

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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....

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