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Island Press Field Notes

By David Salt, Brian Walker / On March 6th, 2018

Re-engaging nature’s ecosystem engineers In the gloomy pall of the advancing Anthropocene, it’s nice to hear good news now and again on the environmental front. And such is the case with...

By Linda Bailey / On March 5th, 2018

It’s as if the plan is designed to provide maximum benefit to Wall Street financiers, rather than to repair our country’s vital public infrastructure.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 1st, 2018

A new (and free!) e-book from the Urban Resilience Project showcases sustainable, equitable environmental solutions in action. 

By Joyce Coffee / On February 28th, 2018

The climate movement needs to understand what puts disadvantaged communities at risk and better engage marginalized people in disaster planning.

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By Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, Stefan Al / On February 27th, 2018

By John Cary / On February 26th, 2018

Housing, even and perhaps especially for the homeless, can and should restore people’s basic dignity, reflecting back to them that their lives have value.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 23rd, 2018

The considerable social, economic, and environmental costs of suburban sprawl have been widely reported, but suburbs hold new potential for the 21st century. As ground zero for some of the most disruptive changes stemming from accelerating wealth...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 22nd, 2018

Climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre sees a greener, fairer future for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

By Sandra Postel / On February 20th, 2018

To survive the 21st century, we must apply our ingenuity to living in balance with nature and building resilience to the climatic changes under way.

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 14th, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun for Island Press authors to share the love. We asked a few authors to choose their favorite Island Press book—other than their own, of course—and explain what makes it so special. Check out their responses...

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