Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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By Eliza Pennypacker, Stuart Echols / On April 4th, 2016

April is the month of rain.  At least it is in our world: the mid-Atlantic U.S. With sincere apologies to readers who live in current drought, here in Pennsylvania we typically have reminded ourselves that “April showers bring May flowers,” and so we...

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By John Fleck / On March 31st, 2016

There’s no way to pin down the moment I started working on my book Water is For Fighting Over, coming from Island Press this fall.

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By Katharine Sucher / On March 25th, 2016

In honor of World Water Day 2016, this week's #ForewordFriday is all about water—and how Americans can't seem to get enough of it. ...

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By Pamela Boyce Simms / On March 22nd, 2016

An attempted Niagara Bottling Company water grab in iconic Woodstock New York was a defining moment for Rachel Marco Havens. In Rachel’s words, her story is about “a beautiful lake in a little town with a BIG voice, and the taxpayer-funded,...

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By Michael Branch / On February 17th, 2016

The Ranter recalls playing an unexpected concert on the banks of the Truckee River.

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By Denise Fairchild / On January 21st, 2016

Tuesday night—in his final State of the Union address—President Obama asked us to face the future with hope, not fear. He spoke to a nation that has grown increasingly fearful: Since Obama’s last address, terrorism has emerged as Americans’ ...

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By Robert I. McDonald / On January 5th, 2016

Honestly, I never thought developing a web app would lead me to the banks of the Dead Sea.

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By Mark Tercek / On October 13th, 2015

Last week, government scientists issued their strongest forecast yet for what some are calling a “Godzilla” El Niño. But will it...

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By Brian Richter / On August 27th, 2015

This post orginally appeared at National Geographic's Voices blog 

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By Robert I. McDonald / On June 25th, 2015

A water meter in Richmond, Virginia.

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