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A New Coast | An Island Press Book

By Jen Hawse / On February 19th, 2020

On this epidode of the Capitol Beach podcast, Derek Brockbank sits down with Jeffrey Peterson, author of the book A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and...

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 13th, 2019

Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Nature Camp inspires a commitment to conserve and sustain the environment and its natural resources. 

By David F. Coursen / On June 24th, 2019

Clean water and safe drinking water are basic human needs, and access to them should be everyone’s right. America’s people and its environment deserve no less.

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On June 6th, 2019

Fred Tutman is the Patuxent Riverkeeper, one of a global network of 343 people who advocate for individual rivers. He’s also the nation’s only African-American Riverkeeper.

By Laurie Mazur / On June 4th, 2019

As risk of floods increases, so does awareness and determination among flood survivors, who are no longer simply victims, but an ever-growing constituency for change.

By Dave Evans / On June 3rd, 2019

A personal reflection on the importance of the Clean Water Act — and why the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce its scope is so destructive.

By Jada Mosley / On May 14th, 2019

Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. As manufacturing cities reinvent themselves after decades of lost jobs and population, abundant vacant land resources and interest in...

By Chrishelle Palay / On April 24th, 2019

Natural disasters are sometimes seen as great levelers, affecting rich and poor alike. The reality is different.

By Jada Mosley / On April 12th, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment.

By Mary Ann Dickinson / On April 1st, 2019

Our lawns guzzle too much of it. There’s a lot we can do to reduce outdoor water use without losing the landscapes we enjoy.

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