Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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By Meghan Bartels / On July 11th, 2014

World population density.

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By Worldwatch Institute / On May 21st, 2014

Post by D. Conor Seyle. With Matthew Wilburn King, Seyle is co-author of “Understanding Governance,” a chapter in State of the World 2014. This chapter was included...

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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 Jason Leppig / On October 14th, 2013

Continual growth and consumption is unsustainable. We've published many...

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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 September 27th, 2013

The World Bank Group proudly proclaims "our dream is a world without poverty." Supported by the U.S. and other rich industrialized nations, it lends more than $50 billion annually to developing countries-purportedly for projects and programs that help...

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By Royal Gardner / On July 29th, 2013

Lawyers, Swamps, and Money is a periodic blog by Royal C. Gardner, author of...

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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,...

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By John Dernbach / On July 9th, 2012

Author John Dernbach provides insights on the sustainability efforts since the first Earth Summit and how we can improve in the latest issue of ...

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By Paul Ehrlich / On October 29th, 2008