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Island Press Field Notes

By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 25th, 2016

This week, more than 193 nations will celebrate Earth Day. The annual event is a marker for the environmental movement begun on April 22, 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized a peaceful teach-in. At the time, rivers were on fire, oil spills...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 22nd, 2016

April 22nd, Earth Day, is also National Jelly Bean Day. How should one celebrate National Jelly Bean Day?

By Lucy Moore / On April 22nd, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I scrolled through my 50 some emails of the day and was struck by one from Crowdrise. The subject line read “Have you saved an animal from extinction?” It was a 24 hour emergency campaign to save the Greater Bamboo Lemur in...

By Joe S. Whitworth / On April 21st, 2016

April 22 is not a moment to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It’s an opportunity to recognize what next steps we need to take to secure a better future.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 5th, 2016

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? What should a clever moose eat?

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Charles G. Curtin / On December 17th, 2015

While sitting in a board meeting of the Great Northern Large Landscape Cooperative recently the perennial question came up of if the organization that was working on a vast landscape from Yellowstone National Park to northern Canada needed more...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Cristina Eisenberg / On December 3rd, 2015

As was the case for other large carnivores in the lower 48 United States, by the 1960s grizzly bears were nearly extinct.

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Erin Johnson / On November 17th, 2015

They went into the muslin bags easily as we freed them one by one from under the heavy net. Some were stunned, frozen, immobile; others struggled between the strands, exploding with powerful wings when handled. I was a tag-along, a newbie, an invited...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Kennedy Warne / On June 29th, 2015

Mangrove planting in Kiribati. Photo by Kennedy Warne.  

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Eric Dinerstein / On June 17th, 2015

A hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus.

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