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Island Press Field Notes

By Larry Nielsen / On February 2nd, 2017

Given election results that have further empowered political leaders who deny climate change, it’s easy to feel powerless in the face of environmental challenges like massive deforestation, biodiversity loss, and dying oceans. At a time when it seems...

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.

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by user Kiwi Flickr

By Michael Branch / On April 19th, 2016

The Rants from the Hill essay series has appeared in High Country News online every month, without fail, since July 2010. A lot has happened in those (almost) six years as we—my wife, Eryn, and our daughters, Hannah and Caroline—have...

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by user Kiwi Flickr

By Meghan Bartels / On December 23rd, 2014

Photo by Rob Lee, used under...

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By Jason Leppig / On December 19th, 2014

Conservation leader Loring LaBarbera Schwarz tells why she got involved with Island Press. Do you feel the same? Make your gift today.

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By Meghan Bartels / On November 3rd, 2014

This tree thinks you should vote.

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By Erin Johnson / On July 16th, 2014

The view of the University of Montana campus from the nearby Mt. Sentinel.