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Beyonce Beats Environment as Media Favors Celebrity News

Pity the trees. For U.S. newspapers and television, celebrity articles and gossip trump stories about the environment by a wide margin.

Beyonce Knowles, the pop singer and actress, gets 11 times more mentions in U.S. media than stories about deforestation and five times more than the ocean’s health, according to a report by the Project for Improved Environmental Coverage non-profit group. Environmental stories made up less than 1 percent of headlines last year, its survey shows.