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By Ann Kinzig / On May 29th, 2017

Honesty and transparency is the best way to preserve the integrity of science—and it’s future.

By Larry Nielsen / On May 27th, 2017

We revel in the glory of the African elephant, giant panda or Galapagos tortoise—the charismatic megafauna that gets most of attention, whether on television or at the zoo. But I think the group that deserves the award as the world’s number one animal...

By Laurie Mazur / On May 25th, 2017

Donald Trump rode to the White House promising to bring back jobs for working-class Americans. But dismantling federal efforts to address climate change will make it harder to deliver on that promise.

By Taj James, Rosa Gonzalez / On May 24th, 2017

Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence

By Linda Bailey / On May 23rd, 2017

President Trump's proposed budget would be a disaster for the transportation networks that are key to the growth engines of today's economy: cities and their suburbs.

By Laurie Mazur / On May 22nd, 2017

A round-table discussion with environmental justice leaders on the challenges (and opportunities) of the Trump era

foreword Friday

By Jason Leppig / On May 18th, 2017

Today’s students will face the unprecedented challenges of a rapidly warming world, including emerging diseases, food shortages, drought, and waterlogged cities. How do we prepare 9.5 billion people for life in the Anthropocene, to thrive in this...

By Cathleen Kelly / On May 17th, 2017

Rather than pay much more down the road, President Trump should act now to build infrastructure that can withstand the effects of climate change

By Rebecca Wodder / On May 17th, 2017

In his February address to Congress, President Donald Trump promised clean water for all Americans. Why, then, is his administration intent on dismantling protections that cover a third of the nation's drinking water?

Island Press | Photo Courtesy of Abbie Gascho Landis

By Katharine Sucher / On May 15th, 2017

We caught up with author Abbie Gascho Landis to talk about Immersion, freshwater mussels, and our relationship to the natural world

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