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Island Press Field Notes

By Daniel Reich / On February 25th, 2019

If we are going to use tariffs to reshape our economy, let’s at least use them to ensure a cooler, greener planet for future generations.

By Jada Mosley / On February 22nd, 2019

This edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars is an engrossing, essential book for readers of the first edition and new readers alike.  

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By Richard Waring / On February 18th, 2019

Unlike most annual crops, the roots of long-lived trees can penetrate through soils to great depth to reach water (Figure 1).  If we can’t tell how deeply roots penetrate, how do we determine when trees run out of water?  One way is to monitor the...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 13th, 2019

Resilience Matters is compilation of articles and op-eds advancing a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.

By Samantha Harvey / On January 18th, 2019

A healthier planet requires an overhaul of our economic system, and workers collaborating with climate justice movements would be doubly powerful. But the connections between them aren’t widely known.

By A. Stanley Meiburg / On December 24th, 2018

The death of George H.W. Bush is cause to honor a man who made it possible for all Americans to breathe cleaner air. It also reminds us that partisan politics need not obstruct progress toward a healthier environment.

By Christopher S. Zarba / On December 10th, 2018

The agency jettisons expert panels providing guidance on important health and environmental issues.

By Ruby Woodside / On December 3rd, 2018

Higher education can be part of the climate solution, by implementing key strategies that build community climate resilience.

By Susannah Tuttle / On November 19th, 2018

To build a resilient future, we must reckon with the fact that profound change is now inevitable. But that change is a beginning as well as an end—an opportunity to hit the “reset” button on how we live.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 2nd, 2018

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

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