Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Image of Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

By Bruce Rich / On January 29th, 2020

The Basque Country has determinedly transformed itself into one of the most internationally competitive, socially inclusive, and environmentally progressive economies in the world.

Coastal city

By Jeffrey Peterson / On January 22nd, 2020

Can a major coastal city successfully relocate to a safer place? We do not know, but it is time to ask the question.

Luncheon event at First UU Church of Essex County

By Laurie Mazur / On January 6th, 2020

How the renewal of a crumbling New Jersey church became a model for reinvestment in community life.

Cleaning spray. Photo by Jeshoots/Unsplash

By Penelope A. Fenner-Crisp / On December 12th, 2019

Under new EPA guidelines, we cannot expect that future chemical reviews will be credible and adequate.

Waves. Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon/Unsplash

By Jeffrey Peterson / On December 5th, 2019

A warming climate will bring stronger storms and rising seas to the nation’s coasts. Now is the time to reform and strengthen the national effort to prepare for growing coastal risks.

Oil rig. Photo by Zbynek Burival/Unsplash.

By Denise Fort / On November 27th, 2019

Even in states like New Mexico that depend on oil revenue, the costs outweigh the benefits.

Anti litter sign in the woods. Photo by Will Schick

By Will Schick / On November 25th, 2019

The Ward 8 Woods group wants people to know to know that their woods are not the dumping grounds for anyone’s trash.

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Jeffrey Peterson / On November 22nd, 2019

We’ve made little progress in preparing our communities and vital ecosystems for storms and sea-level rise, but there are tools we can use if government agencies and nonprofits take action.

Vancouver

By Sadhu Aufochs Johnston / On November 20th, 2019

As Vancouver and other cities invent and implement ways to decarbonize their systems and strengthen resilience to climate change, we are reinventing the basic model for urban development that has prevailed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Solar panels. Photo by Angie Warren/Unsplash

By Meena Morar / On November 18th, 2019

A look at how building owners and other stakeholders are adapting to DC’s ambitious new clean energy law.

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