Peter Dykstra

Peter Dykstra
Formerly Executive Producer of CNN's Science, Tech and Weather Unit, Peter Dykstra supervised a staff responsible for coverage of the traditional sciences, technology, the environment, space, and weather for CNN’s television, internet, and radio platforms. 
His award-winning work includes a 1993 Emmy award for coverage of that year’s Mississippi River floods, and several Cable/Ace awards.  He shared in a 2004 Dupont-Columbia Award for the network’s coverage of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and a 2005 George Foster Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.  He was the Executive Producer of two recent investigative documentaries for CNN:  “The Truth About Global Warming” in October, 2007; and “Broken Government:  Scorched Earth” in February, 2008.
Dykstra is a former Board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and Chaired their 1998 National Conference.  He serves on the Advisory Board of the Colorado University School of Journalism’s Charles Scripps Fellowships, and the Panel for the John Oakes Awards for Environmental Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  He is a former jurist for the Keck Media Awards at the National Academy of Sciences.  From 1978 to 1991, he worked for Greenpeace, and developed the media program for the US chapter of this international environmental group.
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Peter's most recent content

The 5 best environmental books of all time

Green States: The environmental Mount Rushmore

Green States: Changing the course of mighty rivers

Political Habitat: Obamecology, the first 127 days

Media Mayhem: The state of eco-media

Green States: Keeping score

Political Habitat: A heap of trouble

Media Mayhem: What’s in a name?

Green States: Best of the worst

Political Habitat: Coal comfort

Media Mayhem: Bad news, and news done badly

Green States: Hall of blame