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By Jaimie Hicks Masterson / On December 21st, 2016

In October, Jonah Engel Bromwich wrote an article for the New York Times entitled “Where should you live to escape...

By John Fleck / On November 15th, 2016

I’d like to tell a Vin Scully story. Growing up in Southern California in the 1960s, radio was a backdrop to our lives. It was the AM radio era, and KFI 640 was often on in the house, whatever they were playing. I loved radio. I would listen to...

By Emily Monosson / On October 11th, 2016

The access issue touches all of us. From the cancer patient wanting to read up on her disease to the community organizers whose groundwater is tainted with solvents, the seaside city planner wanting the latest climate change models, and the high school...

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by Flickr.com user Kevin Harber

By Katharine Sucher / On September 23rd, 2016

In honor of the first presidential debate tonight beteween Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we asked Island Press authors: "If you were advisor to the president, what would your top priority be and why?" Check out their answers, in their own words,...

By Lucy Moore / On September 21st, 2016

A few months ago I wrote a post about the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge building in Oregon by the Bundy brothers gang. They had come to the rescue (in their opinion) of locals who had been...

Photo Credit: Steve Winter/Panthera

By Alan Rabinowitz / On September 19th, 2016

Recently I was informed by my publisher, Island Press, of a report stating that 2015 was deadliest year on record...

Photo credit: Fountain by Flickr.com user Nicola

By Katharine Sucher / On August 29th, 2016

Read a Q&A with John Fleck, author of Water is for Fighting Over...and Other Myths about Water in the West.

Grand Canyon/Photo Credit: Becca Bright

By John Fleck / On August 25th, 2016

On its centennial, there is no question in my mind about the central role of the U.S. National Park Service in my life’s trajectory.

By Lucy Moore / On July 13th, 2016

The record was broken this year for the number of pounds of rattlesnakes harvested at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas. I was blown away. The figure was 24,262 pounds.

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by Flickr.com user Kiwi Flickr

By Erica Brockmeier / On July 11th, 2016

At the SETAC meeting last autumn in Salt Lake City, I had a chance to catch up with my undergrad thesis advisor Dr. Alan Kolok. I spoke with him over the phone this winter about his project of writing Modern Poisons and his perspectives on...

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