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Island Press Field Notes

By Jada Mosley / On March 8th, 2019

Before he announced his candidacy for president, Jay Inslee was an Island Press author dedicated to igniting America's clean energy economy.

By Laurie Mazur / On December 7th, 2017

A round-table discussion on how environmental justice leaders are pushing forward in the era of Trump

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 Kyler Geoffroy / On May 12th, 2017

A podcast interview with NAACP’s Jacqueline Patterson on the importance of viewing environmental issues as civil rights issues

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By Laurie Mazur / On March 22nd, 2017

An interview with Miya Yoshitani, executive director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

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By CC Huang, Hallie Kennan / On August 4th, 2016

As Donald Trump likes to say, “China is beating us on everything.” While that’s a debatable proposition, there is one area where China is far ahead of the United States, and that’s in resilient transportation systems.

By Pavan Sukhdev / On July 20th, 2016

On its way to bankruptcy, Peabody, along with four other major U.S. coal producers spent nearly $100 million over the last ten years on political lobbying to help protect federal tax-funded fossil fuel subsidies.

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

By Bruce Rich / On May 9th, 2016

Nearly all future growth in greenhouse gases will come from the world’s emerging economies, and preventing dangerous global warming depends on their reducing emissions growth. Thus it is troubling that Turkey, the world’s 17th largest economy, plans to...

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By Katharine Sucher / On December 17th, 2015

With the end of COP 21 and the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, it’s not just countries that are thinking about how to reduce emissions—individuals are...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 13th, 2014

How can economics help the environment? Image by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman.

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