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Island Press Field Notes

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 23rd, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have...

Island Press Field Notes

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 19th, 2019

Kevin Walker offers an insightful perspective on the consequences of America’s modern food system.

By Jada Mosley / On April 18th, 2019

We sat down with Jodi Helmer to discuss pollinators, their decline, and what is being done to save them. 

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By Zach Brown / On April 17th, 2019

In Montana, climate scientists are sitting down with the farmers and ranchers at the front lines of climate change. Together they're building resilience in the face of a new climate reality.

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

By Kyler Geoffroy / On April 15th, 2019

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 Cheryl Heller / On April 10th, 2019

Social design is changing how we build and conceive of cities.

By Larisa Ortiz / On April 8th, 2019

Cities that want resilient downtowns must focus on two critical areas: updating regulatory frameworks and addressing the fundamentals of accessibility.

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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