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...
In Montana, climate scientists are sitting down with the farmers and ranchers at the front lines of climate change. Together they're building resilience in the face of a new climate reality.
We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?
Access to federal funds is essential to help Puerto Rico recover from natural disasters. But, as the money begins to flow, we must ask, “Puerto Rico for whom?”
What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.
Before he announced his candidacy for president, Jay Inslee was an Island Press author dedicated to igniting America's clean energy economy.
In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Peter Plastrik about Life After Carbon,...
If we are going to use tariffs to reshape our economy, let’s at least use them to ensure a cooler, greener planet for future generations.
This edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars is an engrossing, essential book for readers of the first edition and new readers alike.
Unlike most annual crops, the roots of long-lived trees can penetrate through soils to great depth to reach water (Figure 1). If we can’t tell how deeply roots penetrate, how do we determine when trees run out of water? One way is to monitor the...