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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On October 6th, 2015

I began my career as forest ecologist in the 1990s, cataloging the remarkable web-of-life in the old-growth rainforests of Prince of Wales Island. Since then, I have worked with rainforest ecologists around the world to document exceptional places like...

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By Edward Struzik / On February 24th, 2015

Otto Fiord, photo by Edward Struzik.

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By Edward Struzik / On February 9th, 2015

A snowy owl at an airport in British Columbia.

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 2nd, 2014

If you're the kind of person who eagerly awaits the annual State of the Union speech, we have just what you need to tide you over until next January. State of the World 2014...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 4th, 2014

Island Press is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 2104 Chico Vive conference at American University in DC this weekend. The conference brings together grassroots activists, NGOs, students, engaged scholars, applied...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 21st, 2014

View of promenade seating and edge buildings in Bo01. (Photograph by Joakim Lloyd Raboff.)

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By Admin / On September 27th, 2013

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth big report, bringing with it a flurry of news coverage and strong reactions from both industry and...

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By Admin / On August 29th, 2013

In this week's installment Editorial Intern Amanda del Sontro elaborates on what drives her to strive for a better environment.

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By Admin / On July 9th, 2013

Sarah LeRoy of the Southwest Climate Change Network weighs in on the rising temperatures and their impact on current energy systems. 

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On December 9th, 2011

Some 38-45 million years ago, Australia broke off from its parent super-continent, Gondwana, and began drifting northward.  In its long and arduous journey, the ark rafted ancient species forced to cope with a cooling and drying climate. Some, like...

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