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Island Press Field Notes

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By Admin / On August 29th, 2013

In this week's installment Editorial Intern Amanda del Sontro elaborates on what drives her to strive for a better environment.

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By Admin / On July 9th, 2013

Sarah LeRoy of the Southwest Climate Change Network weighs in on the rising temperatures and their impact on current energy systems. 

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By Kennedy Warne / On June 28th, 2011

The role of mangroves as vital nursery habitat for fish is nowhere more evident than in the tiny island of Bimini, off the coast of Florida. Female lemon sharks come to the sheltered lagoon waters to give birth, and the pups live amongst the tangled...

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By Kennedy Warne / On June 16th, 2011

The Zapata wetland is one of the prime destinations for anglers who target the feisty, fast-swimming bonefish. My guide and I spent a morning cruising the shallows of an area called Las Salinas with an angler who knew where the best place for bonefish...

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By Kennedy Warne / On April 12th, 2011

Opposition to shrimp aquaculture in Ecuador has been growing as coastal mangrove dwellers find their voice and harden their resolve to fight for the preservation of the forests that sustain them. Some of the more outspoken opponents of shrimp farming...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Kennedy Warne / On April 7th, 2011

In the Esmeraldas region of northern Ecuador a large mangrove reserve has been created, within which several villages have custodianship of the forests. Here traditional ways of mangrove-dependent fishing continue, including picking cockles from the mud...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Kennedy Warne / On March 18th, 2011

In May 2009 I set out on a two-month “state-of-the-forests” mangrove tour of the Americas. I wanted to document the plight of mangroves in the region and assess the impact of their loss on the thousands of coastal people who rely on these forests for...

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By Admin / On June 22nd, 2010

Elizabeth Grossman, author of Chasing Molecules and High Tech Trash, visits the Louisiana coast:

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By Admin / On June 7th, 2010

Commenting on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Rob Young, coastal geologist and co-author of The Rising Sea, writes:

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By Admin / On May 6th, 2010

Terry Tamminen, Lives Per Gallon author, thinks we can learn from the Louisiana oil spill: The Cape Wind...

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