Nature abhors a media vacuum.
Traditional news media outlets appear ready to abandon environmental reporting. As I explained in an earlier post, despite 2012 being the hottest year on record in the United States, news media coverage of global warming decreased. That post also mentioned the decision by The New York Times to drop its division for environmental reporting.
Different new media have moved in to fill the void. One of those groups, InsideClimate News, provides reporting on energy issues and climate change.
News sources like InsideClimate News have more importance than ever because the media vacuum on environmental issues would be deafening without them.