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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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By Katharine Sucher / On March 30th, 2017

Many of you read Randy Olson's message to scientists and the March for Science about the power of narrative. (If you haven't, check it out...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 10th, 2017

At Island Press, our staff, authors, educators, practitioners, and partner organizations are committed to providing the knowledge and information that can change minds, change practice, and change policy. That's why we're partnering with ...

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By Randy Olson / On March 7th, 2017

This Earth Day scientists will receive attention like never before (and they deserve it), but if they’re smart they’ll turn to great leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. as models for how to engage the public. Both of them had what...

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