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Island Press Field Notes

By Laurie Mazur / On November 2nd, 2018

A look at efforts to make neighborhoods safer and enhance quality of life in New Orleans.

By Zelalem Adefris / On October 22nd, 2018

By amplifying the voices of those at greatest risk from climate impacts, Miami could become a model of climate adaptation that is both farsighted and just.

By Stefan Al / On October 9th, 2018

Given the new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. The right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact.

By AJ Earl / On October 3rd, 2018

While local governments have been making efforts to prepare for dangerous weather, gaps still remain.

By Paula Daniels / On September 24th, 2018

Whether from floods or fires or climate change-induced natural disasters, when roads collapse and interstate commerce grinds to a halt, we all find ourselves vulnerably dependent on the food at hand. 

By David F. Coursen / On July 5th, 2018

Just ask the White House

By Katharine Sucher / On June 29th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

By Samantha Harvey / On June 22nd, 2018

Will the "just transition" movement survive mainstream adoption? 

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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