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By Laurie Mazur / On August 28th, 2017

Cities must do more to ensure investments in energy efficiency reach the low- and moderate-income households that bear the heaviest burden from high energy costs.

By Katharine Sucher / On August 24th, 2017

It can seem like every news story spells bad news for the environment—from the ongoing clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan to Earth's...

By Natasha Shah / On August 23rd, 2017

For me, summer has always been the perfect time to venture out of my comfort zone to explore new opportunities that I otherwise would not have during the school year. This summer was no exception. Since the election, I had taken up a sudden interest in...

By Jason Leppig / On August 22nd, 2017

A new study from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres suggests that naturally caused forest fires emit three times as much pollution as previously...

By Richard Allen Williams, Mary Pittman / On August 21st, 2017

Switching to clean, safe, renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do for the climate, for the health of our communities now, and for the health of future generations.

By Jason Mark / On August 16th, 2017

About half of all the all of the Sequoiadendron giganteum that exist on Earth reside in California’s Giant Sequoia National Monument. At Bear’s Ears National Monument in Utah, pre-Columbian petroglyphs and potsherds can be found tucked amid the...

By Laurie Mazur / On August 14th, 2017

A new report sorts through the various emerging resilience standards from public- and private-sector groups.

By John Dos Passos Coggin / On August 7th, 2017

With the federal government in a state of climate denial, localities like South Florida can serve as a model for climate solutions

By Emily Monosson / On August 3rd, 2017

Untreatable gonorrhea is now a reality—and a sign of a growing threat to public health. Last month, the World Health Organization reported that...

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 31st, 2017

Island Press is deeply saddened by the loss of Elizabeth Grossman, Island Press author, environmental reporter, and friend. Thank you, Lizzie, for your invaluable contributions to Island Press and to the environmental community as a whole. We join ...

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