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Island Press Field Notes

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By Lucy Moore / On June 28th, 2013

As an environmental mediator working on intractable conflicts over natural resource use and policy, I am committed to being neutral on the issues before me. We mediators like to say we are advocates for the process – a good, inclusive, fair process – but...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 14th, 2013

For the month of June, the eBook edition of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living from...

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By Admin / On April 2nd, 2013

A new Island Press author, Yoram Bauman, the world's first and only stand-up economist, is trying to raise $20,000 to help offset the cost to print his forthcoming book: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

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By Charles C. Chester / On January 28th, 2013

On Monday, June 18, 1883, “Darwin’s bulldog” made a big mistake. Famous for his pugilistic defense of Darwin’s theory of natural selection, Thomas Henry Huxley played a prominent role in English society—and on this particular day he was delivering the...

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By Admin / On January 21st, 2013

  Well, it's officially President Obama's second term in office. And with his commitment to addressing climate change, we have compiled a list (in no particular order) of ten books...

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By Rafe Sagarin / On October 8th, 2012

Everyone knows that sea otters are adorable, and larger numbers of people are learning that they play a key role in maintaining ecosystem diversity by preventing sea urchin populations from turning into kelp-forest mowing swarms that leave “urchin...

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By Charles C. Chester / On October 2nd, 2012

The US National Park Service protects National Seashores, National Battlefields, National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Memorials, and even National Parks. In total, the agency manages 397 “units” across the country and its territories.

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By Admin, Jason Leppig / On September 19th, 2012

This week's pick is from the Managing Editor of CAKE, Livia Kent:

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By Admin, Jason Leppig / On September 6th, 2012

This week's pick, Saving a Million Species, is from our Marketing Assistant, Meghan Bartels:

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By Admin / On August 3rd, 2012

Did you read Andrew Sullivan's piece on The Daily...

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