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Island Press Field Notes

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By Anthony Barnosky / On April 10th, 2009

My extended family tells me they're getting a little depressed about hearing all the bad things that might happen from global warming. So I guess it's time to point out that maybe it's not as bleak as it seems. Here's the good news.

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By Ann Vileisis / On April 6th, 2009

Ever since President Obama took office in January, he's kept his eye on the grand prize of making political discourse more civil. He's held up the ideal that Democrats and Republicans can find common ground and move beyond shrill partisan warring that...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On April 3rd, 2009

I admit it. In my heart of hearts, I'm hoping for the best. Those scenarios of climate change we see splashed across the newspapers and magazines include a wide range of possibilities, and I keep my fingers crossed that we'll end up closer to the best...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On March 25th, 2009

Be afraid (but don't panic).

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By Anthony Barnosky / On March 18th, 2009

When you’re in the middle of a forest fire, trees exploding all around you, smoke burning your lungs, and fireballs dropping from the sky, it’s hard to think about much except getting out of there alive.  That’s kind of where we are with thinking about...

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By Peter Newman / On March 12th, 2009

Cities, neighborhoods and regions will be designed to use energy sparingly by offering walkable, transit-oriented options for all supplemented by renewably-powered electric plug-in vehicles. Cities with more sustainable transport systems have reduced...

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By Scott A. Bonar / On March 11th, 2009

I never thought they could dig themselves out of the situation. But they did--and the way they did it is a great lesson for all conservationists who work with people.

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By Peter Newman / On March 2nd, 2009

The sixth Resilient City model is the Place-Based City.

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By Jonathan Isham / On February 25th, 2009

In times of great trial, the best politicians strive for Churchillian rhetoric – or better yet, simply quote Churchill.  And in tough times, no quote resounds more than Churchill’s memorable assessment, in late 1942, of the Battle of El Alamein, the...

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By Timothy Beatley / On February 20th, 2009

You almost never see a cow in a tree. That's why I was so surprised that day in February when I encountered one at the Docklands, a new green redevelopment district in the City of...

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