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Island Press Field Notes

By Diana Toledo, Steve Burrington , Lila Cabbil / On June 7th, 2017

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

By Laurie Mazur / On May 25th, 2017

Donald Trump rode to the White House promising to bring back jobs for working-class Americans. But dismantling federal efforts to address climate change will make it harder to deliver on that promise.

By Bruce Rich / On May 16th, 2016

International efforts to conserve biodiversity in developing coun­tries are recognizing the need to provide alternative livelihoods.

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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 Jonathan Isham / On November 18th, 2008

So what next for climate activists swept up in ‘Yes, we can!' mania?  Perhaps we first must acknowledge how hard this is going to be.  As a friend wrote to me in reaction to last week's blog post...

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By Frank Ackerman / On November 18th, 2008

My favorite quote from the recent campaign was the statement in Obama's acceptance speech at the convention in Denver. Speaking about the United States, he said, "We are better than these last eight years."

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By Elizabeth Grossman / On November 10th, 2008

On November 4, from the White House to state houses and the unsung offices of Soil & Water Conservation and Public Utility Districts, American voters elected what is likely an...

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By Terry Tamminen / On October 27th, 2008

As the Presidential race nears the finish line— with the candidates and voters both gasping for air amidst the ubiquitous onslaught of commercials on everything from lawn signs to Saturday Night Live—there are no shortages of "new and improved" proposals...