Island Press

Vermont Has Developed America's Most Comprehensive Food System Plan: How Did They Do It?

The following excerpt is from Community Resilience Reader edited by Daniel Lerch. Copyright © 2017 Post Carbon Institute. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C.

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4 Energy Cooperatives Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

The following excerpt is from the new book Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions, edited by Denise Fairchild and Al Weinrub © Island Press 2017

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You're Probably Consuming This 'Probable Carcinogen' Every Single Day

The following excerpt is from Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science by Carey Gillam. Copyright © 2017 Carey Gillam. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C.

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How Urban Gardening Is Growing a Sustainable Food System for All

Earlier this year, if you had asked me to tell you what a “gardener” looked like, I might have painted you a mental picture of someone not unlike my father: a white, middle-aged man who decided to take up gardening as a hobby after realizing he had more empty space in his rural Texas backyard than he knew what to do with. After spending a weekend shadowing the nation’s largest garden-building event, however, I have to admit that my idea of who a “gardener” is and what a “garden” looks like has dramatically changed.

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The U.S. Demolishes Buildings and Rebuilds Them at an Astonishingly Unsustainable Rate

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Past and Future City by Stephanie Meeks & Kevin C. Murphy (Island Press, 2016): 

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How the Western U.S. Is Adapting to Less Water - and Why Catastrophe Narratives Don't Help

The following is an excerpt from the new book Water is For Fighting Over by John Fleck (Island Press, 2016): 

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Antibiotic Resistance Has Reached Alarming Levels - Will Traditional Antibiotics Soon Be Obsolete?

The following is an excerpt from the book Unnatural Selection by Emily Monosson (Island Press, 2016): 

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This U.S. City Is a Sustainable Utopia - Here's What They Have Accomplished & Where They Are Headed

The following is an excerpt from the new book Can a City Be Sustainable? by Brian Holland & Juan Wei in the State of the World series from Worldwatch (Island Press, 2016): 

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How the World Bank Is Hurtling Us Toward Environmental Ruin

Excerpted from Foreclosing the Future by Bruce Rich. © 2013 Bruce Rich. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington D.C

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How Do You Mediate a Land Battle between National Counties and Native Tribes? Share a Few Stories

The following is an excerpt from Lucy Moore's new book Common Ground on Hostile Turf: Stories from an Environmental Mediator (Island Press, 2013):

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