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Island Press Field Notes

Hands holding a sapling with soil. Photo by Kyle Ellefson/Unsplash

By Gary Paul Nabhan / On August 14th, 2019

Turns out that working to restore our lands is good for our personal health.

By Laurie Mazur / On August 12th, 2019

A new report shows how cities are fighting climate change and energy inefficiency with an eye toward equity.

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By Daniel Reich / On August 9th, 2019

Practical, effective policies that federal government agencies could implement without Congressional approval.

A boat on a river surrounded by mountains

By Laurie Mazur / On August 7th, 2019

A conversation with scientist Susanne Moser about climate communication, the benefits of functional denial, and the varied flavors of hope.

A person writing notes with a pen

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 26th, 2019

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project is excited to continue the urbanist journalism fellowship this fall with Greater Greater Washington!

Rainbow and Transgender Pride flags

By Natasha Riddle / On July 25th, 2019

In DC, several nonprofits aim to provide housing help that goes beyond simply providing shelter. They are helping young LGBTQ people feel affirmed.

By David F. Coursen / On July 23rd, 2019

Trump’s EPA seeks to limit state’s authority on climate action. If this effort succeeds, our towns and cities will face dirtier air, hotter summers and more extreme weather — and there will be less we can do about it. 

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Jesse Boudart / On July 17th, 2019

It’s time to break up the automotive monopoly on transportation, and let cleaner, healthier, less expensive technologies take us where we need to go.

Solar panels on a city rooftop

By Natasha Riddle / On July 12th, 2019

In the heart of Columbia Heights, a new apartment building offers residents and nearby community members an unexpected service: Resilience.

Microscopes

By Bernard D. Goldstein / On July 5th, 2019

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler continues to ignore the value of accurate scientific advice.

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