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Island Press Field Notes

By Jen Hawse / On October 23rd, 2019

Wondering what the Island Press staff is reading? We have a few of our favorites we'd like to share with you. We're hoping you'll pick up one or two of the ones we love the most while they're at the amazing price of 50%...

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.

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, as well as mitigation and recovery.

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.

Books related to environmental activism on a shelf

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez, Jason Leppig / On September 27th, 2019

Excerpts from four Island Press books highlight activists, organizations, and strategies from environmental movements in the past.

Dry land. Photo by Dan Gold/Unsplash

By Scott Somers / On September 26th, 2019

As climate and weather patterns shift, the resulting environmental crisis is being leveraged as a tool for terror and political violence.

Solar panels on a city rooftop

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On September 25th, 2019

Opportunity Zone funding could jumpstart clean energy and green infrastructure projects in DC that benefit both the planet and the people living in these communities.

Climate strike

By Jen Hawse / On September 24th, 2019

Protesting may seem like an ineffective method for taking action on such a substantial issue, but raising the profile about our climate crisis is an important strategy that’s still needed in the US.

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