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Island Press Field Notes

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 23rd, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have...

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

By Katharine Sucher / On June 29th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

By Katharine Sucher / On May 8th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

By Katharine Sucher / On February 17th, 2017

Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee are hopeful about marine ecosystem-based management (EBM). Rather than lamenting the persistent conflicts in global marine ecosystems, they spent over five years listening to scientists, planners, managers, community...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 6th, 2016

While it has long been clear that the world’s oceans are in trouble, the lack of reliable data on fishery catches has obscured the scale, and nuances, of the crisis. Based on an unprecedented 10-year research study by the world's foremost fisheries...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 3rd, 2015

A drought- and disease-resistant wheat variety growing in Pakistan.

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By Worldwatch Institute / On March 31st, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission.

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By Heather Leslie / On March 2nd, 2015

Puerto Escondido, south of Loreto. Photo by Heather Leslie.

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By Meghan Bartels / On February 20th, 2015

Sunrise in Yosemite National Park.

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