Environmental news coverage

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"Environmental coverage -- not counting natural disasters and weather -- dropped nearly to record low levels in 2005 on the three national broadcast networks' weekday nightly newscasts," according to a new study by Andrew Tyndall, the publisher of the Tyndall Report, a newsletter which tracks network television coverage.

Throughout 2005, the newscasts of ABC, CBS and NBC combined spent just 168 minutes on environmental news. Since 1988, the three networks have spent an average of two percent of their newscasts on environmental news and four percent on natural disasters. [1]

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