The winners of the British Environment and Media Awards were announced last night. The Newspaper of the Year award went to the Guardian (and well deservedly too, in my opinion). The paper was praised for "pointing to solutions and profiling people all over the world who are making a difference" rather than engaging in the defeatist "scaremongering" favoured by most other papers. Sadly I didn't win the Journalist of the Year category (well, maybe next year...) - that award went to to Financial Times writer Fiona Harvey. Harvey was lauded for her part in exposing the big carbon offset provider smokescreen (groan).
BBC1 won the Best Television News and Current Affairs Coverage award for the Ten O'Clock News' coverage of the climate change issue. The Best Television Documentary award went to Granada and KQED public television for the documentary China: Shifting Nature. Radio 4's Costing the Earth won the Best Radio News or Current Affairs award for its disturbing and informative programme about marine plastic pollution.