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Island Press Field Notes

By Lucy Moore / On March 27th, 2018

As a mediator, I am always interested in unlikely bedfellows snuggling up to solve a problem, particularly in cases where there is no mediator, no third party to make the bed and tuck them in. These bold hookups, generated by the parties themselves, can...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 14th, 2018

As the leading environmental publisher, Island Press is committed to spreading ideas that inspire change. Sometimes, that means taking those ideas straight to lawmakers. On February 8, Island Press partnered with Congressman Jared Huffman's office to...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 24th, 2017

Maine’s new law allowing cities to set local food rules shows how smart food laws can unshackle small producers and lead to a more sustainable food system.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On August 25th, 2016

Earlier this year, Italy adopted measures to reduce the quantity of food that's wasted in the country. The ...

By Alan Kolok / On August 3rd, 2016

Alan Kolok, author of Modern Poisons, breaks down the Toxic Substances Control Act.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On May 13th, 2016

Washington, DC attorneys Allison Sheedy and Daniel McInnis share their home in the city’s Chevy Chase neighborhood with their four children. They share their large yard with Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Minnie Mouse, India, and Red, their four egg-laying hens.

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By Annie Leonard / On December 9th, 2015

We cannot have the green and peaceful future we all hope for without confronting gun violence head on.

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By Jason Mark / On November 15th, 2015

President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline marks one of the biggest victories for the U.S. environmental movement in years. Speaking this morning from the White House, Obama–flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary...

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By Jason Leppig / On January 15th, 2014

Back in November of 2013, President Obama issued an executive order on climate preparedness. Because executive orders circumvent Congress...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On January 9th, 2014

Back in November of 2013, President Obama issued an executive order on climate preparedness. Because executive orders circumvent Congress...

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