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By Jason Mark / On September 3rd, 2014

Editor's note: Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act. To commemorate the anniversary, we asked a small group of Island Press authors to reflect on the influence of this law to date and how its role may or should...

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By Meghan Bartels / On August 21st, 2014

Crested Butte, CO, is protected by the type of land trust the Conservation Finance Network teaches people to establish.

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By Emily Monosson / On July 21st, 2014

A sign warning of radiation from the explosion at Chernobyl.

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By Erin Johnson / On July 16th, 2014

The view of the University of Montana campus from the nearby Mt. Sentinel.

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By Rutherford Platt / On July 9th, 2014

Reposted from gazettenet.com with permission

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 20th, 2014

Water shapes every aspect of our lives, but how many of us know where our water comes from or who decides how it's distributed? In his new book, Chasing Water, Brian...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 6th, 2014

Can our infrastructure systems do more if they work together?

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On May 20th, 2014

By Dominick A. DellaSala, Camila Thorndike, and Jim Furnish Originally published by the...

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By Hillary Brown / On May 15th, 2014

Last spring's Presidential appeal for fixing the nation’s “raggedy” infrastructure (his word choice) has failed to stir a response from Congress. However, bold...

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 9th, 2014

If you've flipped through the latest issue of the New Yorker, you may have spotted "Green is Good" (subscription required), which profiles The Nature Conservancy's...

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