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Island Press Field Notes

Caregiver with elderly woman

By Denise Fairchild, Monica Russo / On October 7th, 2019

Caregivers are underappreciated and underutilized partners in disaster response. But with proper recognition and support, they could become a linchpin of successful disaster response, as well as mitigation and recovery.

Farmer in tractor. Photo by Spencer Pugh/Unsplash

By Mark Ryan, Betsy Southerland / On October 4th, 2019

All Americans —farmers included— will suffer the consequences of degraded water quality and damaging floods that will come with the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.

Dry land. Photo by Dan Gold/Unsplash

By Scott Somers / On September 26th, 2019

As climate and weather patterns shift, the resulting environmental crisis is being leveraged as a tool for terror and political violence.

Solar panels on a city rooftop

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On September 25th, 2019

Opportunity Zone funding could jumpstart clean energy and green infrastructure projects in DC that benefit both the planet and the people living in these communities.

A car drives through a flooded street

By Daniel Reich / On September 18th, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission is charged with making sure that investors have the information they need to understand the climate-related risks associated with their investments. What’s lacking is the will to enforce those regulations.

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By Lee Epstein / On September 16th, 2019

A look at the excess carbon problem and the high-tech and low-tech solutions that are using chemistry to turn greenhouse gas waste into useful products.

Downtown Missoula. Photo by Micah Sheldon/Flickr

By Laurie Mazur / On September 12th, 2019

Missoula's forward thinking climate planning offers lessons for other cities and towns facing similar conditions.

College graduates at the commencement ceremony. Photo by Good Free Photos/Unsplash

By Laurie Mazur / On September 11th, 2019

The CivicSpark program gives recent college graduates a chance to help local governments implement climate-smart projects.

Atlanta landscape

By Elizabeth Sawin, Nathaniel Smith, Tina Smith / On September 10th, 2019

The Just Growth Circle coalition provides a different model for cities to address complex issues of health, water, climate, housing, jobs, and racial equity.  

Movie theater. Photo by Jake Hills/Unsplash

By Jesse Boudart / On September 9th, 2019

If we implement the equivalent of matinee pricing on our roads, we can all play a part in solving the traffic congestion problem.

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