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Island Press Field Notes

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By Kirby Sandmeyer / On September 6th, 2017

I thought that after graduating in May, I had a pretty well-rounded knowledge of what working in publishing would be like, but my summer here at Island Press has showed me that learning never ends.

By Charles R. Wolfe / On September 5th, 2017

Everyone – regardless of background, disposition, or profession – can use their senses to explore and observe urban space. 

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By Carlton Reid / On September 5th, 2017

Dockless bike-share schemes are attracting billions in cash injections not because of mobility but because the bikes are used by smartphone-wielding millennials.

By Laurie Mazur / On August 28th, 2017

Cities must do more to ensure investments in energy efficiency reach the low- and moderate-income households that bear the heaviest burden from high energy costs.

By Katharine Sucher / On August 24th, 2017

It can seem like every news story spells bad news for the environment—from the ongoing clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan to Earth's...

By Natasha Shah / On August 23rd, 2017

For me, summer has always been the perfect time to venture out of my comfort zone to explore new opportunities that I otherwise would not have during the school year. This summer was no exception. Since the election, I had taken up a sudden interest in...

By Jason Leppig / On August 22nd, 2017

A new study from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres suggests that naturally caused forest fires emit three times as much pollution as previously...

By Richard Allen Williams, Mary Pittman / On August 21st, 2017

Switching to clean, safe, renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do for the climate, for the health of our communities now, and for the health of future generations.

By Jason Mark / On August 16th, 2017

About half of all the all of the Sequoiadendron giganteum that exist on Earth reside in California’s Giant Sequoia National Monument. At Bear’s Ears National Monument in Utah, pre-Columbian petroglyphs and potsherds can be found tucked amid the...

By Laurie Mazur / On August 14th, 2017

A new report sorts through the various emerging resilience standards from public- and private-sector groups.

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