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Island Press Field Notes

Caregiver with elderly woman

By Denise Fairchild, Monica Russo / On October 7th, 2019

Caregivers are underappreciated and underutilized partners in disaster response. But with proper recognition and support, they could become a linchpin of successful disaster response, as well as mitigation and recovery.

Books related to environmental activism on a shelf

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez, Jason Leppig / On September 27th, 2019

Excerpts from four Island Press books highlight activists, organizations, and strategies from environmental movements in the past.

Dry land. Photo by Dan Gold/Unsplash

By Scott Somers / On September 26th, 2019

As climate and weather patterns shift, the resulting environmental crisis is being leveraged as a tool for terror and political violence.

Climate strike

By Jen Hawse / On September 24th, 2019

Protesting may seem like an ineffective method for taking action on such a substantial issue, but raising the profile about our climate crisis is an important strategy that’s still needed in the US.

A car drives through a flooded street

By Daniel Reich / On September 18th, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission is charged with making sure that investors have the information they need to understand the climate-related risks associated with their investments. What’s lacking is the will to enforce those regulations.

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By Lee Epstein / On September 16th, 2019

A look at the excess carbon problem and the high-tech and low-tech solutions that are using chemistry to turn greenhouse gas waste into useful products.

Downtown Missoula. Photo by Micah Sheldon/Flickr

By Laurie Mazur / On September 12th, 2019

Missoula's forward thinking climate planning offers lessons for other cities and towns facing similar conditions.

College graduates at the commencement ceremony. Photo by Good Free Photos/Unsplash

By Laurie Mazur / On September 11th, 2019

The CivicSpark program gives recent college graduates a chance to help local governments implement climate-smart projects.

Atlanta landscape

By Elizabeth Sawin, Nathaniel Smith, Tina Smith / On September 10th, 2019

The Just Growth Circle coalition provides a different model for cities to address complex issues of health, water, climate, housing, jobs, and racial equity.  

By Cynthia Giles / On September 9th, 2019

Science can’t be dictated in political documents. Disparaging climate change won’t prevent increasingly violent storms or more extreme heat.

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