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By Katharine Sucher / On December 15th, 2017

For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked by climate change, growing income inequality, and major advances in technology, designers are acknowledging the...

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 8th, 2017

Island Press authors share their creative ideas for offsetting the damaging environmental impacts of the Trump administration.

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By Joe Landsberg, Richard Waring / On November 2nd, 2017

Wouldn’t it be a splendid irony if reaction to Trump’s short-sighted stupidity led to an increase in tree planting that might otherwise be difficult to achieve?

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By Daniel Lerch / On October 31st, 2017

Back in April 2001—a time in-between the contested 2000 election and the 9/11 attacks when the Bush Administration seemed just like a bad joke and not yet a flag-draped war machine—Vice President Dick Cheney quipped, “Conservation may be a sign of...

By John Fleck / On October 16th, 2017

Oregon State University’s Aaron Wolf, in his studies of conflict and cooperation around international waterways, has found something both counter-intuitive and remarkable. Despite myths of “water wars,” ...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 3rd, 2017

In his inspiring new book Design for Good, award-winning designer and entrepreneur John Cary offers character-driven, real-world stories about the...

By Larry Nielsen / On September 27th, 2017

On September 27, 1962, a highly-anticipated book hit the shelves. Reactions to it were immediate and strong. The author’s best friend called it “the poison book.” A spokesperson for the agricultural chemical industry called it “…gross distortions of the...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2017

Debate surrounding the proposed repeal of the controversial Clean Water Rule is just one example of how competing interests...

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 31st, 2017

Island Press is deeply saddened by the loss of Elizabeth Grossman, Island Press author, environmental reporter, and friend. Thank you, Lizzie, for your invaluable contributions to Island Press and to the environmental community as a whole. We join ...

By Michael S. Carolan / On July 26th, 2017

On the heels of nutritional literacy campaigns, restaurants, grocery stores, and health officials are busy promoting the benefits of nutritious foods to encourage people to choose them. There is a significant problem with that strategy, however: it risks...

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