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Island Press Field Notes

By Kyler Geoffroy / On April 22nd, 2020

You may already be aware that Island Press is known as the "publisher of record in all aspects of the environment," but here's some lesser known trivia about us in...

A New Coast | An Island Press Book

By Jen Hawse / On February 19th, 2020

On this epidode of the Capitol Beach podcast, Derek Brockbank sits down with Jeffrey Peterson, author of the book A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and...

Coastal city

By Jeffrey Peterson / On January 22nd, 2020

Can a major coastal city successfully relocate to a safer place? We do not know, but it is time to ask the question.

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By Jeffrey Peterson / On December 9th, 2019

The United States Department of Defense is coming to grips with the implications of climate change for national security.

Waves. Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon/Unsplash

By Jeffrey Peterson / On December 5th, 2019

A warming climate will bring stronger storms and rising seas to the nation’s coasts. Now is the time to reform and strengthen the national effort to prepare for growing coastal risks.

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Jeffrey Peterson / On November 22nd, 2019

We’ve made little progress in preparing our communities and vital ecosystems for storms and sea-level rise, but there are tools we can use if government agencies and nonprofits take action.

Vancouver

By Sadhu Aufochs Johnston / On November 20th, 2019

As Vancouver and other cities invent and implement ways to decarbonize their systems and strengthen resilience to climate change, we are reinventing the basic model for urban development that has prevailed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

A flower in asphalt

By Laurie Mazur / On November 7th, 2019

You probably don’t think of procurement —the steps governments take to obtain goods and services— as a way to create the resilient cities of the future. Think again.

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Jeffrey Peterson / On October 30th, 2019

Hurricane Sandy was a traumatic experience that millions of Americans consider best forgotten. But as the pain of loss and hardship fades, so can the sense of urgency for rethinking our relationship to the coast.

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.

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