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Island Press Field Notes

By Katharine Sucher / On February 10th, 2017

In today’s divisive political climate, where meaningful change is often stalled by partisanship and bureaucracy, it’s easy to feel powerless in the face of environmental challenges like climate change, habitat loss, and disappearing species. But...

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By John Fleck / On February 8th, 2017

The last decade has seen a remarkable shift to the better in the relationship between the United States and Mexico over their shared water resources. But that positive turn is now under threat as the change in U.S. administration imposes an unexpected “...

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By Emily Monosson / On February 7th, 2017

Emily Monosson, author of the forthcoming Natural Defense, marched at the DC Women's March on January 21, 2017. Inspired by the number of...

By Caroline Sperry / On February 7th, 2017

Caroline Sperry first met Island Press in 2009. Eight years later, she shares the story of how she went from Production Intern to IT & Web Manager.

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.        

foreword Friday

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...

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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...

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