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Island Press Field Notes

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By Eric Bertsch / On February 14th, 2017

On Monday January 30th I had the privilege of accompanying the Island Press team on a quest to affect political change.

By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On January 30th, 2017

For a long time we ecologists thought that we could predict not only how forests would grow but also how their composition was likely to change over time.  And we could predict the effects of management actions: for example, If we chose to thin stands of...

By Amy Vanderwarker / On January 25th, 2017

Low-income communities and communities of color are likely to be hit first and worst by environmental rollbacks under the Trump administration — but they will also be at the forefront of the fight for climate justice.

By Laurie Mazur / On January 18th, 2017

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

By Alan Mallach / On December 7th, 2016

Trying to predict how different US cities will be affected by climate change is something like trying to predict the movement of a single molecule in a sea of Brownian motion. Not...

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,...

By Linda Rudolph, Kathy Dervin / On November 7th, 2016

Climate change remains the greatest health challenge of this century — but the candidates aren’t talking about it.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 20th, 2016

Many of the actions we must take to mitigate climate change-reducing fossil fuel use offer significant benefits for public health. 

By Denise Fairchild / On October 12th, 2016

Understanding the centuries-long abolitionist movement offers insight into the vision, the structural changes, the personal commitments, the political struggles, and the global movement required to stave off catastrophic climate change.

By Emily Monosson / On October 11th, 2016

The access issue touches all of us. From the cancer patient wanting to read up on her disease to the community organizers whose groundwater is tainted with solvents, the seaside city planner wanting the latest climate change models, and the high school...

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