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Island Press Field Notes

By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 28th, 2019

After twenty-five years dyeing her hair, one woman decides to stop and uncovers the long-term damages of America's beauty products.

Island Press Field Notes blog

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 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 Chidinma Onuoha / On April 19th, 2019

Kevin Walker offers an insightful perspective on the consequences of America’s modern food system.

By Linda Rudolph, Will Barrett / On March 16th, 2019

Climate change is impacting our health now and acts as a threat multiplier to exacerbate our many social and health equity challenges.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 13th, 2019

Resilience Matters is compilation of articles and op-eds advancing a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.

By Laurie Mazur / On January 23rd, 2019

When you think of toxic chemicals in the environment, what comes to mind? Perhaps a belching smokestack, or a pipe discharging chemical waste into your local river. You probably don’t think of your living room. But you should.

By Daniel Reich / On January 14th, 2019

The stakes are high. If we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, we must brace for a hotter, more fiery future.

By A. Stanley Meiburg / On December 24th, 2018

The death of George H.W. Bush is cause to honor a man who made it possible for all Americans to breathe cleaner air. It also reminds us that partisan politics need not obstruct progress toward a healthier environment.

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