Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Image of the Anacostia River by ThienVinh Nguyen

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On July 3rd, 2019

Tensions around a DC bridge reveal the historical and contemporary realities of how marginalized communities continue to be limited the full breadth of services afforded to other communities, both on land and in the water.

A car drives through a flooded street

By Harriet Festing / On July 2nd, 2019

While rivers will continue to overflow their banks in the era of climate change and record-breaking storms, we can limit the damage and suffering that result.

Photo of brick building

By Betsey Russell / On June 28th, 2019

In a city like Charleston, with deep cultural roots and countless historic buildings, the effects of development on neighborhood preservation and the growing impacts of climate change demand a new approach that can address both issues simultaneously.

By Kevin D. Walker / On June 26th, 2019

Today's relationship to food banishes nature and the environment to the periphery of how we live, instead of at the center.

By David F. Coursen / On June 24th, 2019

Clean water and safe drinking water are basic human needs, and access to them should be everyone’s right. America’s people and its environment deserve no less.

By Emil Frankel / On June 17th, 2019

Let’s restore the tradition of environmental stewardship that is so central to Republican principles.

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On June 12th, 2019

Despite fears of the death of bookstores, independent brick-and-mortar shops have seen a surge in popularity across the US over the past decade. But rising property values are taking a toll on some local shops.

By Daniel Reich / On June 10th, 2019

By joining the climate fight, businesses can help in crafting solutions that reduce environmental impacts in ways that make good business sense.

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On June 6th, 2019

Fred Tutman is the Patuxent Riverkeeper, one of a global network of 343 people who advocate for individual rivers. He’s also the nation’s only African-American Riverkeeper.

By Laurie Mazur / On June 4th, 2019

As risk of floods increases, so does awareness and determination among flood survivors, who are no longer simply victims, but an ever-growing constituency for change.

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