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By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 6th, 2017

A podcast interview with Ed Struzik, author of Firestorm: How Wildfires Will Shape Our Future

By Emil Frankel / On November 28th, 2017

President Trump can make good on his proclamation of November as "Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month" by facing the facts about our changing climate

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 8th, 2017

Island Press authors share their creative ideas for offsetting the damaging environmental impacts of the Trump administration.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 6th, 2017

From the CNU Climate Summit, a movement marrying a vision of livable communities to the necessities of a changing climate emerges.

The Community Resilience Reader | Island Press

By Daniel Lerch / On October 31st, 2017

Back in April 2001—a time in-between the contested 2000 election and the 9/11 attacks when the Bush Administration seemed just like a bad joke and not yet a flag-draped war machine—Vice President Dick Cheney quipped, “Conservation may be a sign of...

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Katharine Sucher / On October 4th, 2017

Edward Struzik's Firestorm is a "comprehensive and compelling" (Booklist) look at wildfires in the age of climate change. We sat down with Struik to talk about wildfire, first responders,...

By Richard Allen Williams, Mary Pittman / On August 21st, 2017

Switching to clean, safe, renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do for the climate, for the health of our communities now, and for the health of future generations.

By John Dos Passos Coggin / On August 7th, 2017

With the federal government in a state of climate denial, localities like South Florida can serve as a model for climate solutions

By Cathleen Kelly / On June 19th, 2017

Much about President Trump's infrastructure plan remains uncertain. But one thing is clear: It cannot succeed if it doesn't account for a changing climate

By Katharine Sucher / On June 16th, 2017

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? In light of federal inaction on resilience efforts, how do cities create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon...

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