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By Katharine Sucher / On July 29th, 2016

Bummed our Free Summe Read e-book promotion is over? Fear not! You can still get great content from Island Press. For those last minute summer vacations, bring along our collection of 2015 Urban Resilience Project content in ...

By Rebecca Wodder / On July 28th, 2016

How to accumulate and leverage social capital to achieve healthy freshwater ecosystems, green infrastructure improvements, and triple-bottom-line benefits.

By David Salt, Brian Walker / On July 27th, 2016

A few weeks ago the world learnt of the disappearance of the Bramble Cay melomys, a small Australian rodent only known to occur on a tiny coral cay off the northern tip of Australia. The finding is noted in a...

By John Fleck / On July 26th, 2016

There was a weird moment this afternoon when I was writing something and needed to dig out a reference from my book. (I do this a lot. It’s all there, the book has a lot of footnotes.) For a split second I started to follow the usual path on my hard...

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By Yoram Bauman, Peter Fox-Penner, Richard Heinberg / On July 26th, 2016

Around the world, renewable energy is making headlines: last May, clean energy supplied almost all of Germany’s...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 22nd, 2016

Earlier this week, Corporation 2020 author Pavan Sukhdev wrote about...

By Emil H. Frankel, Keith Kozloff / On July 21st, 2016

You wouldn’t know it from today’s polarized politics, but protecting the environment used to be a bipartisan effort.  There were, of course, the path-breaking conservation achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican. And, in the 1970s through the...

By Pavan Sukhdev / On July 20th, 2016

On its way to bankruptcy, Peabody, along with four other major U.S. coal producers spent nearly $100 million over the last ten years on political lobbying to help protect federal tax-funded fossil fuel subsidies.

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By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 19th, 2016

I am thrilled—thrilled!—to reveal that I'll be giving a book talk on Saturday, October 8 at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC's venerated bookseller. I'll be speaking about my book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws...

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By Jeffrey Kenworthy, Matthew Bradley / On July 18th, 2016

For years now cities worldwide have been talking about policies to reduce car use, especially in peak periods. These policies have proven about as popular with politicians and the general population as a cold shower in winter or a frontal lobotomy.

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