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Island Press Field Notes

By Jason Leppig / On February 3rd, 2017

In one place, we've put together our best blogs of 2016. Click here to download a pdf or read the 10 best posts from our authors below.        

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 3rd, 2017

Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives—literally. In Seeing the Better City, urbanist writer, photographer, and land-use attorney...

By Larry Nielsen / On February 2nd, 2017

Given election results that have further empowered political leaders who deny climate change, it’s easy to feel powerless in the face of environmental challenges like massive deforestation, biodiversity loss, and dying oceans. At a time when it seems...

Photo credit: Thomas Lefebvre

By John Pastor / On February 1st, 2017

John Pastor, author of What Should a Clever Moose Eat? reflects on the question: What should a drunken moose eat? 

By Taj James / On January 31st, 2017

The fight for democracy, peace, and climate justice is accelerating. It is time to join the chorus of voices insisting that national governments do their part.

By Emily Monosson / On January 31st, 2017

For the past couple of years, I’ve been wondering why the Vet can vaccinate our dog for Lyme*, but the best our doctor can offer is a dose of doxycyline, ex post facto. Why is it, despite the spraying and tucking and checking out the nooks and...

By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On January 30th, 2017

For a long time we ecologists thought that we could predict not only how forests would grow but also how their composition was likely to change over time.  And we could predict the effects of management actions: for example, If we chose to thin stands of...

By Larry Nielsen / On January 26th, 2017

Sad news came from the wilds of Mexico recently, with reports of the murder of environmental activist Isidro Baldenegro...

By Amy Vanderwarker / On January 25th, 2017

Low-income communities and communities of color are likely to be hit first and worst by environmental rollbacks under the Trump administration — but they will also be at the forefront of the fight for climate justice.

By Laurie Mazur / On January 18th, 2017

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

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