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By Katharine Sucher / On November 8th, 2017

Island Press authors share their creative ideas for offsetting the damaging environmental impacts of the Trump administration.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 6th, 2017

From the CNU Climate Summit, a movement marrying a vision of livable communities to the necessities of a changing climate emerges.

The Community Resilience Reader | Island Press

By Daniel Lerch / On October 31st, 2017

Back in April 2001—a time in-between the contested 2000 election and the 9/11 attacks when the Bush Administration seemed just like a bad joke and not yet a flag-draped war machine—Vice President Dick Cheney quipped, “Conservation may be a sign of...

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By Laurie Mazur, Edward Thomas / On October 13th, 2017

Three ways better building practices can reduce the risks of hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 5th, 2017

A podcast interview with WE ACT For Environmental Justice co-founder Peggy Shepard on the past, present, and future of the environmental justice movement

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Katharine Sucher / On October 4th, 2017

Edward Struzik's Firestorm is a "comprehensive and compelling" (Booklist) look at wildfires in the age of climate change. We sat down with Struik to talk about wildfire, first responders,...

By Katharine Sucher / On August 24th, 2017

It can seem like every news story spells bad news for the environment—from the ongoing clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan to Earth's...

By Jason Leppig / On August 22nd, 2017

A new study from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres suggests that naturally caused forest fires emit three times as much pollution as previously...

By Richard Allen Williams, Mary Pittman / On August 21st, 2017

Switching to clean, safe, renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do for the climate, for the health of our communities now, and for the health of future generations.

By John Dos Passos Coggin / On August 7th, 2017

With the federal government in a state of climate denial, localities like South Florida can serve as a model for climate solutions

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