Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Dykstra

By Cheryl Dykstra / On July 12th, 2018

Our first nest of the day is a little farther out from town than most, and on a large lot next to an equestrian training center. To us, the immediate habitat looks more suitable for a red-tailed hawk than a red-shouldered hawk, but we’re not hawks,...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 12th, 2018

“Transit is an incredibly local thing…If we’re not allowed to talk about it at that local level, we’re never going to make good policy."

By Ashura Lewis / On July 9th, 2018

How rural electric cooperatives can help advance the energy democracy movement.

By David F. Coursen / On July 5th, 2018

Just ask the White House

By Katharine Sucher / On June 29th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 25th, 2018

Even in these trying times, there are extraordinary people working to create a greener, fairer future.

By Samantha Harvey / On June 22nd, 2018

Will the "just transition" movement survive mainstream adoption? 

By Barbara Brown Wilson / On June 15th, 2018

In Resilience for All Barbara Brown Wilson looks at community engagement methods that are less conventional, but often more effective...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 14th, 2018

A podcast interview with The Divided City author Alan Mallach on what America's urban transformation means for cities and the people who live in them. 

By Laurie Mazur / On June 4th, 2018

As cities experiment with untested solutions to the unprecedented challenge of a warming planet, environmental impact bonds offer a valuable way to share risks and rewards.

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