Environment

Networks Treated Good Friday, Earth Day as Equals

ABC, CBS and NBC split coverage of eco-celebration and Christian holy day.

Finally: Bloomberg BusinessWeek Adds Balance to Media Coverage of Chevron/Ecuador Dispute

Magazine's 'Jungle Justice' story gives extensive treatment of both sides of protracted legal battle.

Times Quotes Biologist Likening Cats to Kudzu

In a story about hazards to birds, the Times quotes a biologist who won't make many friends among cat-lovers: "They are like gypsy moths and kudzu - they cause major ecological disruption."

No Nukes: How Three Mile Island was Disaster for Media Credibility

More than 30 years later, nuclear accident shows how media hype can make a bad situation far worse.

Rosenthal Tackles Liberal NIMBYism on the Environment

After writing on how everything is global warming's fault, Elisabeth Rosenthal faults liberals for talking a good game on the environment, until things get too close: "Park Slope, Brooklyn. Cape ...

'Huff and Puff and Blow Your House Down' - Will Your Home Survive Global Warming?

Reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal rushes in where scientific consensus fears to tread: "Global warming is most likely responsible, at least in part, for the rising frequency and severity of extreme ...

First Fluoridated Water, Now Fireplaces: Everything's a Hazard in the NYT Home Section

Some truly goofy articles have appeared on the front of the Home section appealing to easily freaked-out liberal urbanites: Warnings over fluoridated water, celebrated a no impact couple living ...

Flashback: As EPA Approves E15, Remember the Media's Infatuation with Ethanol

Ethanol was touted as 'wave of the future,' hyped as 'easy solution' for energy independence.

New York Times Buries Admission of Self Interest in Chevron Story

Not until 24th paragraph does paper admit it supported court brief against oil giant.

Gas Prices Back Above $3, Networks Don't Question Obama Policies

Gas prices are "soaring" again, crossing the $3-a-gallon threshold on Dec. 23 for the first time since Oct. 17, 2008. Back then the benchmark was a relief as prices plunged from the highest price ...
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