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Island Press Field Notes

By Brenna Raffe / On June 12th, 2017

The best career advice I’ve ever received was not in fact career advice at all. It was a tweet, and it said something along the lines of ‘what you spend your time doing when you’re procrastinating, you should do for the rest of your life.’ After a brief...

Washburn

By Katharine Sucher / On June 9th, 2017

In Within Walking Distance, journalist and urban critic Philip Langdon takes an in-depth look at six walkable communities—and the citizens, public officials, and planners who are making...

By Diana Toledo, Steve Burrington , Lila Cabbil / On June 7th, 2017

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

By Tanika Thompson / On June 5th, 2017

Seattle’s proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is an opportunity to invest in the health of those most in need: working families and low-income communities of color

By Magali Sanchez-Hall / On June 5th, 2017

Communities of color are leading the People’s Climate March all over the country. Why? Because climate change starts in frontline neighborhoods

By Laurie Mazur, Shade Shutters / On June 1st, 2017

True resilience is finding the sweet spot between hyper-connectedness and rigorous self-sufficiency

By Brian Moench / On May 31st, 2017

Now, more than ever, we need to maintain and improve policies that "unmask" our cities from air pollution and halt climate change

foreword Friday

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.

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