The environment and biodiversity have been central issues for Mètodeduring these 25 years dedicated to the dissemination of science, along with environmental communication.
This article examines the television coverage of the three 2013 and 2014 reports by the Working Groups of the IPCC in five European countries: Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The gradual melting of the Arctic, the subsequent opening of new shipping routes and easier access to various natural resources comprise a topic that mixes climatology, geology, technology, economics and geopolitics, among other subjects. This is likely to be dealt with by environmental journalists, who
Sir David Attenborough’s (London, 1926) passion for his work, televising nature, has not faded one bit after over half a century travelling round the world.
Nature photographers capture landscapes and animals or plant species for posterity, which subsequent generations may otherwise be unable to see. This article reviews the origins of nature photography.
Scientists need to popularise their work and the social utility of it. Journalists, on the other hand, are in need of news, discoveries, adventures, titanic efforts, mysteries...
In Spain, the only programmes devoted to information on the environment are broadcast on public television channels. Private channels do not spend a minute on environmental slots.
Environmental journalism has been instrumental to promote awareness that nature must be respected. However, reactionary sectors of society are using it to confuse public opinion.
The ecologists’ struggle of the early sixties marked the origins of environmental journalism of today. Little by little, the environment has become a priority issue for the media.