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EarthSky // Press Released Nov 04, 2009

EarthSky wins award for excellence in population reporting

EarthSky listeners on radio and Internet stayed up-to-date on one of the planet’s most pressing issues – its human population – in 2009. For its superb population reporting, EarthSky has now won a first place award in the Population Institute’s 30th Annual Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting, joining 12 winners including the Associated Press and PBS.

“I check in to the U.S. and world population clocks regularly and watch the numbers climb,” said EarthSky president and founder Deborah Byrd. “Here at EarthSky, we understand that our still-growing human population is the foundation of many other sustainability issues of the 21st century. EarthSky remains committed to speaking with population experts and bringing their insights to our audience in the years ahead.”

In recent years, EarthSky – a clear voice for science on 1,800+ broadcast outlets globally – has featured population experts speaking about the economic challenges of the world’s aging population, growing urbanization, and climate-related human migration, and a series of interviews on how to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050. Each EarthSky podcast is heard around the world – in English and Spanish – 15 million times.

EarthSky will join other Global Media Award winners at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on December 4, 2009. Producer Lindsay Patterson and Managing Partner Ryan Britton will be accepting the award on behalf of EarthSky.

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