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Island Press Field Notes

By Laurie Mazur / On August 14th, 2017

A new report sorts through the various emerging resilience standards from public- and private-sector groups.

By John Dos Passos Coggin / On August 7th, 2017

With the federal government in a state of climate denial, localities like South Florida can serve as a model for climate solutions

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 24th, 2017

Maine’s new law allowing cities to set local food rules shows how smart food laws can unshackle small producers and lead to a more sustainable food system.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 7th, 2017

Earlier this year, if you had asked me to tell you what a “gardener” looked like, I might have painted you a mental picture of someone not unlike my father: a white, middle-aged man who decided to take up gardening as a hobby after realizing he had more...

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By Laurie Mazur / On July 5th, 2017

A new report shows there are numerous paths forward for our cities to achieve the clean-energy future their residents need and want

By Samantha Harvey / On June 27th, 2017

Our leaders can support the transition to a greener, fairer future. Or they can get out of the way. But they can't stop it.

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 23rd, 2017

A podcast interview with Island Press author Carlton Reid about his new book Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

By Mary Ann Dickinson / On June 20th, 2017

The EPA's WaterSense program helps communities save water and energy. Why then is President Trump trying to flush the program away?

By Samantha Harvey / On June 20th, 2017

We must resist a new "normal" that pushes us backwards on the path to justice; we must embrace hard conversations and commit to transformation. More simply, we must all decide—and really believe—that together we can make a better world.

By Cathleen Kelly / On June 19th, 2017

Much about President Trump's infrastructure plan remains uncertain. But one thing is clear: It cannot succeed if it doesn't account for a changing climate

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