The constantly growing global population is a huge environmental issue, although it doesn’t get as much attention as climate change. But one blog, New Security Beat, has got the topic covered — and the writers are doing such a great job, they’ve won the 2009 Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary for the second year in a row.

New Security Beat is written by the staff of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center — part of their effort to promote dialogue about population issues and how they affect the environment, conflict, human insecurity and foreign policy.    

The New Security Beat deems population growth and all of its effects — water scarcity, degraded ecosystems, limited resources, pandemic disease, forced migration and war — to be “today’s new security threats”. Post topics include Covering Climate: What’s Population Got to Do With It?.

The awards were presented on Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C., at the Population Institute’s 2009 Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting.

Fellow honorees included the Associated Press and Earth Days, a film about the history of the environmental movement.