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Island Press Field Notes

By Society of Environmental Journalists / On August 1st, 2016

Island Press often gets thought of as being somewhat narrower in scope than we in fact are. Today, environmental issues touch pretty much every aspect of our social and personal lives — not just the natural world. They affect our cities, health,...

By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 25th, 2016

This week, more than 193 nations will celebrate Earth Day. The annual event is a marker for the environmental movement begun on April 22, 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized a peaceful teach-in. At the time, rivers were on fire, oil spills...

By Katharine Sucher / On November 10th, 2015

What happens when a company misleads consumers and intentionally pollutes the environment? We asked some of our authors to comment on the recent...

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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 9th, 2015

Walden Pond.

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By Meghan Bartels / On November 3rd, 2014

This tree thinks you should vote.

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On September 4th, 2014

Editor’s note: Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act. To commemorate the anniversary, we asked a small group of Island Press authors to reflect on the influence of this law to date and how its role may or should...

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By Jason Mark / On September 3rd, 2014

Editor's note: Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act. To commemorate the anniversary, we asked a small group of Island Press authors to reflect on the influence of this law to date and how its role may or should...

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By Meghan Bartels / On August 21st, 2014

Crested Butte, CO, is protected by the type of land trust the Conservation Finance Network teaches people to establish.

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By Emily Monosson / On July 21st, 2014

A sign warning of radiation from the explosion at Chernobyl.

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