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Island Press Field Notes

By Suzanne Bohan / On September 17th, 2018

Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.

By Daria Wubbels Devantier / On September 4th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed “transparency rule” will eliminate vital info about the health impacts of toxic chemicals and prevent citizens from having a voice in EPA’s scientific process.

By Emily Monosson / On August 23rd, 2018

On the fourth of July, 1985, as the sun shone and the temperatures rose, people celebrated by eating watermelon. Then they got sick — becoming part of one of the nation’s largest episodes of foodborne illness caused by a pesticide. The outbreak began...

By Suzanne Bohan / On August 20th, 2018

Post-Parkland, some have called on us to “harden” our schools. But is modeling places of learning after prisons the right approach?

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On August 9th, 2018

“There’s definitely a health benefit to encouraging people to participate with nature, reflect in nature, and benefit from the beauty of nature."

By Linda Rudolph / On July 23rd, 2018

Wildfire poses well-known risks to life and property. It’s less well known that wildfire is also creating a public health crisis.

By David F. Coursen / On July 5th, 2018

Just ask the White House

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By Katharine Sucher / On May 3rd, 2018

In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan shows that it’s not a lack of medical care or poor lifestyle choices behind much of the ill health and shortened lives...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 27th, 2018

As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of lives, driving up healthcare costs, and infusing a simple walk in the woods or picnic in a city park with fear. Lyme: The First...

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 20th, 2018

In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by your zip...

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