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Island Press Field Notes

By Beth Gibbons / On May 8th, 2018

In order to widen the focus of climate adaptation, we need to dispel myths about climate work outside of our biggest downtowns.

By Katharine Sucher / On April 27th, 2018

As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of lives, driving up healthcare costs, and infusing a simple walk in the woods or picnic in a city park with fear. Lyme: The First...

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 18th, 2018

They are crossing continents and climbing mountains, are hatching invisibly by the billion, and are carrying diseases that may be coming to a neighborhood near you. As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of...

By Lucy Moore / On March 27th, 2018

As a mediator, I am always interested in unlikely bedfellows snuggling up to solve a problem, particularly in cases where there is no mediator, no third party to make the bed and tuck them in. These bold hookups, generated by the parties themselves, can...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 1st, 2018

A new (and free!) e-book from the Urban Resilience Project showcases sustainable, equitable environmental solutions in action. 

By Joyce Coffee / On February 28th, 2018

The climate movement needs to understand what puts disadvantaged communities at risk and better engage marginalized people in disaster planning.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 22nd, 2018

Climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre sees a greener, fairer future for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

By Sandra Postel / On February 20th, 2018

To survive the 21st century, we must apply our ingenuity to living in balance with nature and building resilience to the climatic changes under way.

By Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, Linda Rudolph / On February 12th, 2018

With record-breaking wildfires the “new normal” thanks to climate change, we must better protect our communities and our health moving forward

By Michelle de la Uz / On February 9th, 2018

Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare for deadly summer heat. Gowanus, Brooklyn can show us how to tackle the heat while creating a more equitable and sustainable community.  

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