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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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By Meg MacIver / On February 17th, 2017

Whew! Island Press kicked off 2017 with a number of new efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable world. Here are just a few updates on how your support is promoting the best ideas on the environment.

By Larry Nielsen / On February 13th, 2017

February 12 marks the anniversary of one of the 20th Century’s most important judicial decisions, made by...

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