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Island Press Field Notes

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By Rebecca Wodder / On March 30th, 2016

We live in challenging times. The shocks and stresses of global warming affect every community in one form or another. Rising seas and storm surges swamp coastal communities. Floods and droughts of biblical proportions are visited on city dwellers and...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On January 19th, 2016

Following a fortnight of negotiations, an unprecedented agreement has been signed by all the world’s 196 nations which identifies forests and ecosystems as fundamental to the world’s climate change response. For the first time, the UN’s...

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By Katharine Sucher / On December 17th, 2015

With the end of COP 21 and the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, it’s not just countries that are thinking about how to reduce emissions—individuals are...

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By Edward Struzik / On November 24th, 2015

Ted Schuur has spent the better part of his career making the connection between climate change and wildfires that are burning an increasing amount of land in Alaska and in sub-Arctic and Arctic forests around the world. So the Northern Arizona...

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By Laurie Mazur / On November 12th, 2015

Last month, in a case that sent shivers through corporate America, a former peanut-company executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. The executive, Stewart Parnell, knowingly shipped contaminated peanut...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On October 6th, 2015

I began my career as forest ecologist in the 1990s, cataloging the remarkable web-of-life in the old-growth rainforests of Prince of Wales Island. Since then, I have worked with rainforest ecologists around the world to document exceptional places like...

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By Laurie Mazur / On September 22nd, 2015

This week, Pope Francis is making his first visit ever to the U.S., and there is plenty of speculation about what he will say.

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By Jason Leppig / On May 11th, 2015

A new report that highlights specific examples of climate adaptation in the Midwest published this [last?] week in partnership with National Wildlife Federation. Informed by the data of Climate...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On April 15th, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission. What questions are being overlooked or underappreciated...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 3rd, 2015

A drought- and disease-resistant wheat variety growing in Pakistan.

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