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Island Press Field Notes

By Joseph M. Kiesecker / On October 27th, 2017

Growing energy demand could threaten 20 percent of the world's remaining natural land by 2030. But one TNC scientist has a vision for getting the energy we need without sacrificing nature.  

By Jason Mark / On October 27th, 2017

PHOTO BY KELLYVANDELLEN/ISTOCKSecretary Zinke’s proposal to increase entry fees could make parks an exclusive playground

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 27th, 2017

Denise Fairchild, co-editor of the new book Energy Democracy, explores what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like

foreword Friday

By Katharine Sucher / On October 27th, 2017

Resilience is often conflated with climate change adaptation and infrastructure, but this oversimplification may be limiting our ability to overcome the complex challenges facing our global community. The failure of international efforts to surmount...

By Laurie Mazur / On October 23rd, 2017

An in-depth look at how urban gardening is hoping to heal divisions that have plagued Milwaukee—and our nation as a whole

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By Katharine Sucher / On October 20th, 2017

As the current federal government tries to breathe new life into a dying fossil fuel economy, foment racial intolerance, reassert U.S. military dominance, eliminate health and other protections, and otherwise bow to corporate interests, it is a critical...

By John Fleck / On October 16th, 2017

Oregon State University’s Aaron Wolf, in his studies of conflict and cooperation around international waterways, has found something both counter-intuitive and remarkable. Despite myths of “water wars,” ...

By Samantha Harvey / On October 16th, 2017

From a city strangled by fossil fuels, a call to fight for a more equitable future emerges. 

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By Laurie Mazur, Edward Thomas / On October 13th, 2017

Three ways better building practices can reduce the risks of hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

By Katharine Sucher / On October 13th, 2017

In the words of Elizabeth Kolbert, "Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel." Postel's new book Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity...

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