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By Katharine Sucher / On October 6th, 2016

While it has long been clear that the world’s oceans are in trouble, the lack of reliable data on fishery catches has obscured the scale, and nuances, of the crisis. Based on an unprecedented 10-year research study by the world's foremost fisheries...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2016

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 9th, 2016

In his latest book, esteemed architect and city planner Alexander Garvin explores the question What Makes a Great City. As Garvin...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 2nd, 2016

In a year when headlines are dominated by drought and news of Lake Mead water levels falling to historic lows, John Fleck's Water is for Fighting...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 29th, 2016

Bummed our Free Summe Read e-book promotion is over? Fear not! You can still get great content from Island Press. For those last minute summer vacations, bring along our collection of 2015 Urban Resilience Project content in ...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 22nd, 2016

Earlier this week, Corporation 2020 author Pavan Sukhdev wrote about...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 15th, 2016

After directing numerous urban stream restoration projects, award-winning hydrologist Ann Riley has discovered that it is feasible to restore dynamic, functioning stream ecosystems in some of the most...

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 1st, 2016

This year's Free Summer Read is Urban Acupuncture by ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On June 24th, 2016

In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren asked readers to rediscover one of history’s most renowned conservationists. Drawing on unpublished archives and her own expertise in ecology and conservation,...

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By Katharine Sucher / On June 17th, 2016

Around the world, renewable energy is making headlines: last month, clean energy supplied almost all of Germany’s...

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