Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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.

An American Flag with the sky in the background by Ben White/Unsplash

By Daniel Reich / On August 9th, 2019

Practical, effective policies that federal government agencies could implement without Congressional approval.

A boat on a river surrounded by mountains

By Laurie Mazur / On August 7th, 2019

A conversation with scientist Susanne Moser about climate communication, the benefits of functional denial, and the varied flavors of hope.

A car drives through a flooded street

By Harriet Festing / On July 2nd, 2019

While rivers will continue to overflow their banks in the era of climate change and record-breaking storms, we can limit the damage and suffering that result.

By Emil Frankel / On June 17th, 2019

Let’s restore the tradition of environmental stewardship that is so central to Republican principles.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 7th, 2019

A story of a young girl taking action bring awareness on climate change to people everywhere.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 3rd, 2019

Savory explains that the major culprits of climate change are not fossil fuels and livestock, but our mismanagement of resources.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 23rd, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have...

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