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Island Press Field Notes

By Samantha Harvey / On January 18th, 2019

A healthier planet requires an overhaul of our economic system, and workers collaborating with climate justice movements would be doubly powerful. But the connections between them aren’t widely known.

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By Daniel Imhoff / On January 17th, 2019

It is time for farmers and policy makers to jointly create a legislation that provides both for the survival of the planet and allows them to survive financially with ongoing taxpayer funding. There is no other sane option.

By Daniel Reich / On January 14th, 2019

The stakes are high. If we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, we must brace for a hotter, more fiery future.

By Jill Ryan / On January 7th, 2019

Toxic chemicals with known health impacts have contaminated drinking water in Michigan and across the nation. Government agencies have concealed the dangers. Sound familiar?

By A. Stanley Meiburg / On December 24th, 2018

The death of George H.W. Bush is cause to honor a man who made it possible for all Americans to breathe cleaner air. It also reminds us that partisan politics need not obstruct progress toward a healthier environment.

By Christopher S. Zarba / On December 10th, 2018

The agency jettisons expert panels providing guidance on important health and environmental issues.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 29th, 2018

A mapping project from two local historians sheds light on the impact of racially-restrictive deed covenants that kept housing in DC segregated during the first half of the 20th Century.

By James D. Giattina / On November 26th, 2018

Strong federal protections are essential if we are to have healthy waters for our children and grandchildren. We all depend on safe and healthy waters, so we must pay attention when the Trump Administration rolls out its new water rules.

By Zelalem Adefris / On October 22nd, 2018

By amplifying the voices of those at greatest risk from climate impacts, Miami could become a model of climate adaptation that is both farsighted and just.

By AJ Earl / On October 3rd, 2018

While local governments have been making efforts to prepare for dangerous weather, gaps still remain.

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