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Island Press Field Notes

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 21st, 2019

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Kevin Walker about The Grand Food Bargain, his new book...

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By Christina Badaracco / On May 20th, 2019

Debates over the next Farm Bill are sure to be as contentious as the last. But policymakers across the political spectrum can agree that our tax dollars should support better health and nutrition for SNAP recipients.

By David F. Coursen, Robert Wolcott / On May 6th, 2019

By ignoring the risks of fine particle emissions and understating environmental benefits, EPA is now tilting the balance away from sound, evidence-based regulations and the public health benefits they yield. 

By Bernard D. Goldstein / On April 29th, 2019

For years, the fossil-fuel industry has lobbied to weaken air pollution standards. It may now get its wish.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 23rd, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have...

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

By Larisa Ortiz / On April 8th, 2019

Cities that want resilient downtowns must focus on two critical areas: updating regulatory frameworks and addressing the fundamentals of accessibility.

By Ariadna M. Godreau-Aubert / On March 25th, 2019

Access to federal funds is essential to help Puerto Rico recover from natural disasters. But, as the money begins to flow, we must ask, “Puerto Rico for whom?”

By Jada Mosley / On March 25th, 2019

In this conversation, Kevin D. Walker answers the question: What is the grand food bargain? 

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By Chidinma Onuoha / On March 22nd, 2019

Author John Fleck discuss the role water plays in the West and adaptable community efforts that can be used for a changing environment. 

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