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Island Press Field Notes

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.

By Dave Evans / On June 3rd, 2019

A personal reflection on the importance of the Clean Water Act — and why the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce its scope is so destructive.

By Natasha Riddle / On May 29th, 2019

“When it comes to gentrifying neighborhoods, we want to make sure that we’re understanding how the broader community is impacting displacement in DC, whether it’s the arts community or the LGBT community.”

By Natasha Riddle / On May 28th, 2019

Washington, D.C. has passed the most ambitious clean energy law in the US. Now what?

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 21st, 2019

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Kevin Walker about The Grand Food Bargain, his new book...

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By Christina Badaracco / On May 20th, 2019

Debates over the next Farm Bill are sure to be as contentious as the last. But policymakers across the political spectrum can agree that our tax dollars should support better health and nutrition for SNAP recipients.

Photo by Joanna Krosinka

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On May 15th, 2019

If you're interested in urban foraging, this post will help you get started.

By David F. Coursen, Robert Wolcott / On May 6th, 2019

By ignoring the risks of fine particle emissions and understating environmental benefits, EPA is now tilting the balance away from sound, evidence-based regulations and the public health benefits they yield. 

By Bernard D. Goldstein / On April 29th, 2019

For years, the fossil-fuel industry has lobbied to weaken air pollution standards. It may now get its wish.

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