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Island Press Field Notes

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 Natasha Riddle / On May 29th, 2019

“When it comes to gentrifying neighborhoods, we want to make sure that we’re understanding how the broader community is impacting displacement in DC, whether it’s the arts community or the LGBT community.”

By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 28th, 2019

After twenty-five years dyeing her hair, one woman decides to stop and uncovers the long-term damages of America's beauty products.

By Natasha Riddle / On May 28th, 2019

Washington, D.C. has passed the most ambitious clean energy law in the US. Now what?

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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.

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By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 17th, 2019

In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day, Island Press is celebrating the power and the freedom of cycling.

Photo by Joanna Krosinka

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On May 15th, 2019

If you're interested in urban foraging, this post will help you get started.

By Jada Mosley / On May 10th, 2019

Why are some downtowns in trouble while others are thriving? And what does it take to ensure a healthy future for the heart of America’s cities?

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