Environmental journalism is the collection, verification, production, distribution and exhibition of information regarding current events, trends, issues and people that are associated with the non-human world. It is closely related to, and probably grew from, nature writing and environmental communication. Key points environmental journalism focuses on are global warming and ecology.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to environmental journalism:
- Air Pollution
- Chemical weapons
- Children's Health (Asthma)
- Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds
- Endocrine Disruptors
- Environmental Justice
- Food irradiation
- Genetically Modified Crops
- Global Warming / Climate Change
- Occupational Health
- Population growth
- Sprawl / Environmental Health
The practice of environmental journalism took form during the "environmental movement" of the 1960s and 1970s. The pioneers of this type of journalism wanted the general public to know about the environmental crisis of the time. Mass media generated public interest for issues regarding the environment ever since the genre took form. In the 1990s, the Society for Environmental Journalists was formed, to "advance public understanding of environmental issues by improving the quality, accuracy, and visibility of environmental reporting."