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Island Press Field Notes

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On November 29th, 2019

A New Coast presents the science behind predictions for coastal impacts and explains how current policies fall short of what’s needed to prepare for these changes.

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2016

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by user Kevin Harber

By Meghan Bartels / On July 11th, 2014

World population density.

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By Admin / On November 22nd, 2013

As a Sustainability Management graduate student, I was naturally captivated by the latest edition of the Worldwatch Institute's State of the World series Is...

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By Admin / On October 4th, 2013

The 1992 Rio Earth Summit was supposed to be a turning point for the World Bank. What's happened since then? How have the Bank's efforts fallen short? Called a “detailed and thought-provoking look at an important subject” by The New York Times...

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By Admin / On February 15th, 2013

This Monday, Chris Johnson will appear on WORT-FM in Madison, WI to discuss his and David Govatski's new book, Forests for the...

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By Admin / On August 24th, 2012

This week, we celebrate the third release of our new E-ssential, Trash Backwards by...

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By Admin / On July 20th, 2012

Act as if tomorrow really matters and check out this #forewordFriday selection from author and Widener University law professor,...