Category Archives: Media

WSJ’s ‘Environmental Capital’ Blog Launched

You might want to think about adding another journalist’s blog to your internet “favorites” or RSS feed-reader. Veteran Wall Street Journal reporters Jeffrey Ball and Keith Johnson this week launched “Environmental Capital“. Most of the reporting is to be done [...]

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A Study in Contrasting Coverage: Dailies Differ Widely on EPA’s California Ruling

When the Environmental Protection Agency rejected California’s request for authority to set its own regulations to limit greenhouse gases from vehicles in late December, it was predictably big news there and in 16 other states that had indicated a desire [...]

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A Daily Reporter Asks: Why Blog?

Why blog? It’s a question I ask myself often — usually around 5:50 p.m., when I can see I’m blowing deadline. Again. At least for this Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter, blogging means doing everything that needed doing to “feed the beast” [...]

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Covering Climate on the Auto Beat: Changing Consumer Tastes Broadening Coverage

From Cup Holders and Pick Up to … Lots More Reporting on the auto industry, cars and trucks, used to mostly involve lots of detailed analysis of horsepower, pick up, handling, looks, and safety. The beat is broader and more [...]

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Climate More Prominent than Ever; Still Lags as a Big Campaign Issue (Pt.1 of 3)

The global warming question came about half way through the televised GOP debate in Des Moines, Iowa, in mid December, and several candidates didn’t like it. “I would like to see a show of hands,” said debate moderator Carolyn Washburn, [...]

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European Coverage Varies on Jellyfish … Climate Change Connection … or Lack of

Sure, climate change now has a more prominent place on the media agenda. But that doesn’t mean news organizations will always pay prominent attention – or any attention, for that matter – to the global warming angle in a given [...]

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Tom Toles: Leading Editorial Cartoonist on Global Warming

Say the words “global warming” and “editorial cartoonist” in the same sentence, and most climate change wonks likely will conjure up the work of Tom Toles. Since 2002 the successor and office holder to the legendary Herblock, Toles likely has [...]

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