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By Meghan Bartels / On April 4th, 2014

Island Press is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 2104 Chico Vive conference at American University in DC this weekend. The conference brings together grassroots activists, NGOs, students, engaged scholars, applied...

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By Meghan Bartels / On March 25th, 2014

Dominick DellaSala has written here before about the importance of considering forests when...

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By Admin / On October 21st, 2013

Today’s pick, Hope Is an Imperative, is from our Director of Production & Design, Maureen Gately:

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By Admin / On September 27th, 2013

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth big report, bringing with it a flurry of news coverage and strong reactions from both industry and...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On September 26th, 2013

"Forests have a vital role to play in overcoming this challenge.  Rainforests store vast amounts of carbon. That's true across the planet, and in America, too. Our Tongass National Forest, a temperate Alaskan rainforest comprises only 2% of America's...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On September 13th, 2013

Having jump-started my career as a conservation biologist riding the 1980s explosion of scientific and public interest in biodiversity, I have progressively witnessed how biophilia has given way to climate change concerns with the public, decision makers...

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By Admin / On July 12th, 2013

While you're soaking up some sun this weekend, relax with this selection from Anthony Barnosky's  important book, ...

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By Admin / On July 9th, 2013

Sarah LeRoy of the Southwest Climate Change Network weighs in on the rising temperatures and their impact on current energy systems. 

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 2nd, 2013

On June 25, 2013, President Obama gave what may be his most important speech thus far. In it, he acknowledged the impacts of climate change on our society. These impacts include heightened atmospheric carbon pollution due to fossil fuel consumption,...

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By Lucy Moore / On June 28th, 2013

As an environmental mediator working on intractable conflicts over natural resource use and policy, I am committed to being neutral on the issues before me. We mediators like to say we are advocates for the process – a good, inclusive, fair process – but...

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