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Island Press Field Notes

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On June 12th, 2019

Despite fears of the death of bookstores, independent brick-and-mortar shops have seen a surge in popularity across the US over the past decade. But rising property values are taking a toll on some local shops.

By Daniel Reich / On June 10th, 2019

By joining the climate fight, businesses can help in crafting solutions that reduce environmental impacts in ways that make good business sense.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 7th, 2019

A story of a young girl taking action bring awareness on climate change to people everywhere.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 7th, 2019

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling food...

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On June 6th, 2019

Fred Tutman is the Patuxent Riverkeeper, one of a global network of 343 people who advocate for individual rivers. He’s also the nation’s only African-American Riverkeeper.

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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