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Climate Coverage on Sunday Shows Skyrockets

Climate coverage on Sunday shows skyrocketed in the first half of 2014, according to a new Media Matters analysis. Climate coverage in the first half of 2014 has already surpassed the coverage climate received on Sunday shows over the past four years. An uptick in newsworthy climate-related events, including the release of the National Climate […]

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NBC Ramps Up Climate Coverage With Hour-Long Special

Broadcast network NBC aired an hour-long special on climate change earlier this month, according to a recent Media Matters article. In the special, titled “Our Year of Extremes: Did Climate Change Just Hit Home,” host Ann Curry focuses on the ways in which climate change has been felt across the U.S. over the past year, […]

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Fox News Only Covers Climate When It’s Cold

A Media Matters analysis recently featured in Salon reveals that Fox News’ climate coverage is heavily driven by weather patterns. In other words, Fox only covers climate when it’s cold. According to the analysis, Fox covered climate change nine times during the polar vortex cold spell between Jan. 2 and Jan. 8 of this year, […]

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Study: Major Media Isn’t Making the Climate Change Connection

This past July, media outlets regularly covered the recent heat waves that have overwhelmed a vast majority of our country, but they failed to make the connection to climate change. In fact, this study by Media Matters found only 8.7% of major television segments and 25.5% of print articles connected the dots between the heat […]

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