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Island Press Field Notes

By Shirley Laska / On December 1st, 2016

What will happen when thousands of people overwhelm communities? Climate change is mostly a “slow onset” phenomenon.  It does, however, generate fast-onset disasters/catastrophes as well.  Multiple years of drought slowly debilitate the ecosystem,...

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By Jason Leppig / On November 30th, 2016

From the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Stephen R. Kellert ’71 Ph.D., a revered professor of...

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By Meg MacIver / On November 29th, 2016

According to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 was the hottest year on record, and 2016 is well on its way to surpassing it. The signs of climate change are as strong as ever, and the answers to environmental...

By Emily Monosson / On November 29th, 2016

A toddler suddenly becomes deathly ill. In the ER she is diagnosed with dysentery, caused by a rare but particularly aggressive form of Salmonella. One antibiotic after another fails because the strain, picked up when her family was...

By Jessica Flores / On November 28th, 2016

I started at Island Press as a Marketing Intern over the summer. In many ways, my experience with the Production department is similar to my time in Marketing. From day one I was given an overview of the publishing process with emphasis on my department’...

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By Jarrett Walker / On November 22nd, 2016

Do you think bus service is never as “permanent” as rail service?  Well, it depends on how much infrastructure you build, and how proudly it announces the bus service as an essential part of the cityscape, both as icon and as opportunity.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 21st, 2016

With cap-and-trade, as with all well-intentioned fixes, “the devil is in the details.”

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 18th, 2016

Around the country, interest in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings is growing—this fall Santa Monica passed the world’s first ZNE building requirement for new single family homes and Boise unveiled Idaho’s first commercial ZNE building.

By Denise Fairchild / On November 16th, 2016

With few sessions addressing the environment and none on climate change, the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference seems to be ignoring an issue that affects millions.

By John Fleck / On November 15th, 2016

I’d like to tell a Vin Scully story. Growing up in Southern California in the 1960s, radio was a backdrop to our lives. It was the AM radio era, and KFI 640 was often on in the house, whatever they were playing. I loved radio. I would...

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