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Island Press Field Notes


By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On January 24th, 2020

Over the next few decades, cultural, economic, and ecological changes will transform cities as we know them.

Coastal city

By Jeffrey Peterson / On January 22nd, 2020

Can a major coastal city successfully relocate to a safer place? We do not know, but it is time to ask the question.

Luncheon event at First UU Church of Essex County

By Laurie Mazur / On January 6th, 2020

How the renewal of a crumbling New Jersey church became a model for reinvestment in community life.

A pile of Island Press books

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On December 21st, 2019

A guide to our 2019 titles.

Cleaning spray. Photo by Jeshoots/Unsplash

By Penelope A. Fenner-Crisp / On December 12th, 2019

Under new EPA guidelines, we cannot expect that future chemical reviews will be credible and adequate.

Getty Images

By Jeffrey Peterson / On December 9th, 2019

The United States Department of Defense is coming to grips with the implications of climate change for national security.

Waves. Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon/Unsplash

By Jeffrey Peterson / On December 5th, 2019

A warming climate will bring stronger storms and rising seas to the nation’s coasts. Now is the time to reform and strengthen the national effort to prepare for growing coastal risks.

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On November 29th, 2019

A New Coast presents the science behind predictions for coastal impacts and explains how current policies fall short of what’s needed to prepare for these changes.

Oil rig. Photo by Zbynek Burival/Unsplash.

By Denise Fort / On November 27th, 2019

Even in states like New Mexico that depend on oil revenue, the costs outweigh the benefits.

Anti litter sign in the woods. Photo by Will Schick

By Will Schick / On November 25th, 2019

The Ward 8 Woods group wants people to know to know that their woods are not the dumping grounds for anyone’s trash.