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Island Press Field Notes

Drawing of EO Wilson with an ant

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 28th, 2019

Island Press President David Miller offered a preview of the upcoming graphic adaptation of EO Wilson's Naturalist. 

Car exhaust pipe. Photo by Matt Boitor/Unsplash

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

EPA’s regulatory powers should be used to promote environmental protection, not carry out vendettas against states taking climate action

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By Jen Hawse / On October 23rd, 2019

No matter the book, they're all 50% off this week only! 

A car drives through a flooded street

By Laurie Mazur / On October 23rd, 2019

In the era of unprecedented storms and flooding, unchecked development in the flood plain is a recipe for disaster. But cities can break the cycle of fill, build, and flood.

By Denise Fairchild, Kim Evon / On October 22nd, 2019

Climate fires are California’s new normal. This new normal requires new strategies, new technologies and new partnerships with America’s caregivers to ensure the sick, the elderly and the most vulnerable are climate and energy resilient.

Model of a multi-level parking

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 19th, 2019

Urban planner Lisa Nisenson answers questions from the final webinar of our Saving Our Suburbs series with the authors of Suburban Remix.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 18th, 2019

Wildlife is an important and cherished element of our natural heritage in the United States. But state and federal laws governing the ways we interact with wildlife can be complex to interpret and apply. Navigating this legal terrain is trickier than...

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 11th, 2019

Why fight for a better bus system? Steven Higashide explores this question in this chapter excerpt from Better Buses, Better Cities.

Caregiver with elderly woman

By Denise Fairchild, Monica Russo / On October 7th, 2019

Caregivers are underappreciated and underutilized partners in disaster response. But with proper recognition and support, they could become a linchpin of successful disaster response.

Farmer in tractor. Photo by Spencer Pugh/Unsplash

By Mark Ryan, Betsy Southerland / On October 4th, 2019

All Americans —farmers included— will suffer the consequences of degraded water quality and damaging floods that will come with the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.

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