Climate News Coverage

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Climate News Coverage

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Climate Coverage From Select Major Outlets


Associated Press: Climate
Climate hub for the independent global news service, with coverage of COP28. Also see hubs on climate questions, climate migration and India focus.

Bloomberg Green
Climate news and insights on the latest in science, environmental impacts, zero-emission tech and green finance. Plus, a Green Daily digest newsletter.

CNN: Climate
The weather section of includes a climate hub that has news, explainers and in-depth coverage. Other weather hubs are storm and wildfire trackers.

The Guardian: Climate Crisis
The Guardian’s coverage also includes fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions and energy.

L.A. Times: Climate California
Climate change news from the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the United States. Its coverage areas include California climate, water and drought, and repowering the West. Also, see the Boiling Point newsletter on climate change, energy and the environment.

National Public Radio: Environment
Climate change news within the radio network's environment coverage. Also see NPR's energy news hub and its special Environment And Energy Collaborative series, with original reporting on climate, environment and an energy system in transition.

New York Times: Climate and Environment
Environmental coverage from a news leader. Special climate coverage includes a Climate 101 (may require subscription) and Climate Fwd: newsletter.

Reuters | Climate & Energy
Climate coverage includes hubs on clean energy and climate solutions, plus a special section on COP28.


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Climate Coverage From Specialized Climate Outlets


Carbon Brief
A U.K.-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy, specializing in data-driven articles and graphics, plus science explainers, interviews, analysis and fact checks, as well as daily and weekly email summaries of newspaper and online coverage.

Climate Desk
A climate journalism collaboration between The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, CityLab, Grist, The Guardian, High Country News, HuffPost, Medium, Mother Jones, National Observer, Newsweek, Reveal, Slate, The Weather Channel, Undark, Wired and Yale Environment 360.

Original reporting focused on climate policy debate and its effects on business, the environment and society. Published by E&E News, the for-profit publishers of Greenwire and Energywire, now part of Politico.

The Conversation: Climate Change
An academic take on climate issues in the public sphere, part of a nonprofit, independent news organization publishing articles written by academic experts for the general public and edited by its team of journalists.

Covering Climate Now
A global journalism initiative of 500-plus news organizations committed to news coverage of environmental issues, founded by Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation and The Guardian.

The Daily Climate
Curated and original reporting. Published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Health Sciences.

A Gizmodo-vertical covering "science for news" with a focus on weather, justice, conservation, energy and the climate crisis.

A mix of curated and original work focused on climate change, as well as other environmental issues.

Environmental News Network: Climate
Climate news channel for a service providing a mix of curated and original work with global perspective on environmental issues.

Inside Climate News
A Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization and one of the largest dedicated environmental newsrooms in the United States, with news hubs on science, politics and policy, justice, fossil fuels and clean energy.

Texas Climate News
An independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan magazine that publishes reporting and analysis about climate and sustainability.

The Revelator: Climate Change
Climate news page with independent reporting, analysis and stories for an online news and ideas initiative of the Center for Biological Diversity.

Environment and Climate Podcasts
See SEJ's list of environmental podcasts, many with a climate change bent.


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Award-Winning Climate Coverage


"2°C: Beyond the Limit" (Washington Post)
Brady Dennis, Juliet Eilperin, Darryl Fears, Chris Mooney, Steven Mufson, John Muyskens, Aaron Steckelberg, Harry Stevens and Monica Ulmanu; photography by Salwan Georges and Bonnie Jo Mount; photos and videos by Carolyn Van Houten; and graphics by John Muyskens and Harry Stevens for The Washington Post (2019). (Winner, Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, 2020)

Federal Environmental Regulatory and Climate Coverage (The New York Times)
Staff of The New York Times, including examples of climate-related reports (Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting, 2020)

Climate Reporting (Inside Climate News)
James Bruggers for Inside Climate News, including "Appalachia's Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate Risk: Flooding" (First Place, SEJ Annual Awards for Reporting on Environment, Outstanding Beat Reporting — Small Newsroom or Circulation, 2020). Also: "Harvesting Peril: Extreme Weather and Climate Change on the American Farm," Georgina Gustin, Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr. and Paul Horn for Inside Climate News (Winner, The John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, 2019). Also: "Ravaged by Drought, a Honduran Village Faces a Choice: Pray for Rain or Migrate," Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News (First Place, Feature, North American Agricultural Journalists Writing Contest, 2020).

"Our Secret Delta" (The Post and Courier)
Tony Bartelme, Glenn Smith and photographer Lauren Petracca for The Post and Courier (First Place, SEJ Annual Awards for Reporting on Environment, Outstanding Feature Story — Large Newsroom or Circulation, 2020). Also: "Every Other Breath: Hidden Stories of Climate Change," Tony Bartelme for The Post and Courier (Winner, Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features, 2017).

Climate’s Effects on Agriculture (Politico)
Helena Bottemiller Evich for Politico (First Place, Special Project, North American Agricultural Journalists Writing Contest, 2020)

"At the Edge of a Warming World" (The Boston Globe)
Nestor Ramos of The Boston Globe (Finalist, Feature Writing, Pulitzer Prize, 2020)

"Coastal Erosion: The Smallest State and Why It's Getting Smaller" (The Providence Journal)
Alex Kuffner for The Providence Journal (Silver, 2020, Science Reporting, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards — Small Outlet, 2020)

"Greenland — OMG Expedition" (VICE News Tonight)
Agnes Walton, Lee Doyle, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Ruben Davis for VICE News Tonight (Silver, Video, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards: Spot News/Feature Reporting 2019)

"The Race to Zero Emissions" (Quartz)
Akshat Rathi for Quartz (Finalist, The John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, 2018)


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Media Analysis & Advice


Media and Climate Change Observatory
A multi-university collaboration that monitors climate coverage of 131 newspapers, radio and TV in 59 countries, producing monthly summaries and an annual report, plus downloadable datasets.

Climate Feedback
A network of scientists who evaluate climate-related claims and articles, describing their mission as "sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage."

Covering Climate Now
Ongoing analyses from Columbia Journalism Review and Covering Climate Now on how well the media covers climate.

Tips for Better Coverage of the Climate Crisis
Nieman Reports on media coverage of climate.

Yale Climate Opinion Maps
Maps from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication that visualize data on how Americans’ climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support vary at the state, congressional district, metro area and county levels.

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Resource Center on Climate
A resource that aims to encourage more investigative reporting about the climate crisis, with guides, tipsheets and videos.

Climate-Smart Reporting: A Handbook for Journalists and Communications Professionals
A U.N. Development Programme document that includes an introduction to climate change issues, facts, and figures, a media toolkit, a directory of resources and a glossary of terms.

UNESCO Handbooks for Journalists Reporting on Climate Change
Part of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication’s Series on Journalism Education, two separate handbooks help journalists tell the climate change story specific to different regions (there's one on Asia and the Pacific, and another on Africa).


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