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Island Press Field Notes

By Samantha Harvey / On June 27th, 2017

Our leaders can support the transition to a greener, fairer future. Or they can get out of the way. But they can't stop it.

By Samantha Harvey / On June 20th, 2017

We must resist a new "normal" that pushes us backwards on the path to justice; we must embrace hard conversations and commit to transformation. More simply, we must all decide—and really believe—that together we can make a better world.

By Cathleen Kelly / On June 19th, 2017

Much about President Trump's infrastructure plan remains uncertain. But one thing is clear: It cannot succeed if it doesn't account for a changing climate

By Katharine Sucher / On June 16th, 2017

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? In light of federal inaction on resilience efforts, how do cities create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 15th, 2017

On April 22, scientists, science lovers, and others united in marches around the world in the name of science. The largest of the over 600 marches occurred in Washington, DC. This demonstration was particularly important given a political climate which...

By Diana Toledo, Steve Burrington , Lila Cabbil / On June 7th, 2017

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

By Magali Sanchez-Hall / On June 5th, 2017

Communities of color are leading the People’s Climate March all over the country. Why? Because climate change starts in frontline neighborhoods

By Brian Moench / On May 31st, 2017

Now, more than ever, we need to maintain and improve policies that "unmask" our cities from air pollution and halt climate change

foreword Friday

By Ann Kinzig / On May 29th, 2017

Honesty and transparency is the best way to preserve the integrity of science—and it’s future.

By Laurie Mazur / On May 25th, 2017

Donald Trump rode to the White House promising to bring back jobs for working-class Americans. But dismantling federal efforts to address climate change will make it harder to deliver on that promise.

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