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Island Press Field Notes

By John Fleck / On October 16th, 2017

Oregon State University’s Aaron Wolf, in his studies of conflict and cooperation around international waterways, has found something both counter-intuitive and remarkable. Despite myths of “water wars,” ...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 11th, 2017

Booklist called it a "must-read." Kirkus deemed it a "hard-hitting, eye-opening narrative." To Publishers Weekly it is "a damning picture." Carey Gillam's Whitewash ...

By Edward Struzik / On October 2nd, 2017

In a world of bigger, hotter fires, it is time to think of forests as vital infrastructure, and to invest in preserving these resources for the future

By Michael S. Carolan / On September 25th, 2017

Living a day in the life of a strawberry picker can open your eyes to those who toil, often invisibly, so we can eat

By Charles Fanniel / On September 18th, 2017

Our transition to clean, renewable energy must champion equitable policies that are inclusive to those communities on the frontlines of climate change.

By Sandra Postel / On September 12th, 2017

We have many lessons to learn from the tragedies wrought by Hurricane Harvey, but among the most important is that a broken water cycle increases risks to our communities and economies.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 12th, 2017

NACTO's Corinne Kisner talks strategic green infrastructure management and her organization's new book Urban Street Stormwater Guide.

By Cathleen Kelly / On September 11th, 2017

President Trump’s new executive order will roll back efforts to ensure our infrastructure and communities are resilient to flooding and climate change.

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By Carlton Reid / On September 5th, 2017

Dockless bike-share schemes are attracting billions in cash injections not because of mobility but because the bikes are used by smartphone-wielding millennials.

By Laurie Mazur / On August 28th, 2017

Cities must do more to ensure investments in energy efficiency reach the low- and moderate-income households that bear the heaviest burden from high energy costs.

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