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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On May 20th, 2014

By Dominick A. DellaSala, Camila Thorndike, and Jim Furnish Originally published by the...

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By Hillary Brown / On May 15th, 2014

Last spring's Presidential appeal for fixing the nation’s “raggedy” infrastructure (his word choice) has failed to stir a response from Congress. However, bold...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On May 13th, 2014

Carnivore Way, Alaska. Image by Alisa Acosta, used with permission. Click to enlarge.

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By Yoram Bauman / On May 7th, 2014

Editor's note: The very first copies of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change arrived at our office today and they look great. To celebrate, we asked coauthors Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman to tell us about their writing process....

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 2nd, 2014

If you're the kind of person who eagerly awaits the annual State of the Union speech, we have just what you need to tide you over until next January. State of the World 2014...

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By Jason Leppig / On April 16th, 2014

Post by Nancy Baron While not everyone may be interested in your science at first, many people are interested in scientists, as your work seems…mysterious. What do you actually do? Why are you so devoted to it? They want to know what makes you tick....

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 10th, 2014

In this installment, Editorial Intern Alex Manasseri talks about her new favorite extracurricular activity.

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 4th, 2014

Island Press is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 2104 Chico Vive conference at American University in DC this weekend. The conference brings together grassroots activists, NGOs, students, engaged scholars, applied...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On January 9th, 2014

Back in November of 2013, President Obama issued an executive order on climate preparedness. Because executive orders circumvent Congress...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On December 13th, 2013

For over two decades, I have studied forests from Oregon's amazing coastal rainforests to the fire-adapted forests of the West. In dry forests, there are three issues that reoccur every fire season: (1) forests will burn regardless of what we do; (2)...

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