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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On May 20th, 2014

By Dominick A. DellaSala, Camila Thorndike, and Jim Furnish Originally published by the...

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 2nd, 2014

If you're the kind of person who eagerly awaits the annual State of the Union speech, we have just what you need to tide you over until next January. State of the World 2014...

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By Admin / On April 22nd, 2014

To celebrate Earth Day this year, we asked a range of Island Press authors to briefly answer the question "Within your field, what specific progress on an environmental issue do you hope has been made by next Earth Day?" From your backyard to our...

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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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