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By Katharine Sucher / On March 17th, 2017

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Island Press wanted to share an excerpt with a little green in it. In The Shape of Green, nationally recognized architect and designer...

By Richard Allen Williams, Elena Rios / On March 15th, 2017

Today, more than 100 million Americans depend on healthcare safety-net programs: Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that safety net could be shredded if Dr. Tom Price—Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services—has...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 10th, 2017

At Island Press, our staff, authors, educators, practitioners, and partner organizations are committed to providing the knowledge and information that can change minds, change practice, and change policy. That's why we're partnering with ...

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By David Miller / On March 9th, 2017

Island Press’ work is rooted in the belief that science should be one of the foundations upon which we make choices in how we think and act in the public realm. As a nonprofit, our work aims to foster a rich understanding and appreciation of nature,...

By Jacqueline Patterson / On March 8th, 2017

If your organization/coalition/group views racial and ethnic diversity as an endpoint, and is only ready to add another color to your crayon box, please give deep consideration to your intent and process. 

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By Randy Olson / On March 7th, 2017

This Earth Day scientists will receive attention like never before (and they deserve it), but if they’re smart they’ll turn to great leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. as models for how to engage the public. Both of them had what...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 3rd, 2017

What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? The idea of a green city, a sustainable city, and even a resilient city are well-understood. Now, the emerging ideal of a biophilic city—which...

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By Katharine Sucher / On March 1st, 2017

The environment is facing tough times in a Trump presidency. Within an hour of his inaguration, all mentions of climate...

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By Lewis Milford, Rob Sanders / On February 27th, 2017

New forms of solar and battery-powered energy could soon be accessible to all—with some strategic assistance from the philanthropic sector.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 24th, 2017

Island Press agrees with National Geographic: big cats are cool. In honor of the last day of Nat Geo's ...

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