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Island Press Field Notes

By Daria Wubbels Devantier / On September 4th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed “transparency rule” will eliminate vital info about the health impacts of toxic chemicals and prevent citizens from having a voice in EPA’s scientific process.

By David F. Coursen / On July 5th, 2018

Just ask the White House

By Laurie Mazur / On June 4th, 2018

As cities experiment with untested solutions to the unprecedented challenge of a warming planet, environmental impact bonds offer a valuable way to share risks and rewards.

By Ruth Greenspan Bell / On April 16th, 2018

Trump’s proposed cuts to EPA’s science budget aren’t just numbers on a spreadsheet; they affect the health of real people, including vulnerable asthma-prone children.

By Mami Hara, Catherine Nagel / On April 9th, 2018

It’s time to recognize the multiple benefits of parks and fund them as infrastructure if we want our cities to be successful and prepared for the future.

By Lucy Moore / On March 27th, 2018

As a mediator, I am always interested in unlikely bedfellows snuggling up to solve a problem, particularly in cases where there is no mediator, no third party to make the bed and tuck them in. These bold hookups, generated by the parties themselves, can...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 14th, 2018

As the leading environmental publisher, Island Press is committed to spreading ideas that inspire change. Sometimes, that means taking those ideas straight to lawmakers. On February 8, Island Press partnered with Congressman Jared Huffman's office to...

By Linda Bailey / On March 5th, 2018

It’s as if the plan is designed to provide maximum benefit to Wall Street financiers, rather than to repair our country’s vital public infrastructure.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 1st, 2018

A new (and free!) e-book from the Urban Resilience Project showcases sustainable, equitable environmental solutions in action. 

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 22nd, 2018

Climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre sees a greener, fairer future for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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