Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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

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

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.

By Bruce Rich / On May 16th, 2016

International efforts to conserve biodiversity in developing coun­tries are recognizing the need to provide alternative livelihoods.

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by user Jim Trodel

By Bruce Rich / On May 9th, 2016

Nearly all future growth in greenhouse gases will come from the world’s emerging economies, and preventing dangerous global warming depends on their reducing emissions growth. Thus it is troubling that Turkey, the world’s 17th largest economy, plans to...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 22nd, 2015

As we are learning the hard way, the new normal of climate change and a volatile, hyper-connected global economy mean that sudden natural disasters and unforeseen supply chain disruptions are here to stay—and pursuing business as usual is no longer a...

Photo credit: Fountain by user Nicola

By Robert I. McDonald / On June 25th, 2015

A water meter in Richmond, Virginia.


By Richard Willson / On June 15th, 2015

  Last month, I gave a parking management presentation to a community group in Silver Lake, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. They told me they had the worst parking problems in the city. If I had a penny for every time a community group told...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 22nd, 2015

Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon.

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By Worldwatch Institute / On March 24th, 2015

Reposted from the Worldwatch Institute's blog with permission. What questions are being overlooked or...

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 23rd, 2015

New York City's daily carbon dioxide emissions visualized. Each sphere represents a ton of carbon.