Some of the biggest stories of 2010 also had strong scientific elements and the New Zealand media in general rose to the occasion, going the extra mile to get sound scientific input into articles and graphics, interviews and broadcasts.
The Science Media Centre, using media monitoring statistics from Meltwater News and its own media logs tracking coverage of SMC Alerts and Briefings, has assembled a list of the top 10 science-related stories attracting media coverage during the year.
Many of the stories below were long-running and multifaceted and involved issues that will be on the media agenda for years to come.
The graphics in the appendices monitor science-related terms in the media to give an indication of how coverage of science-related stories tracked during the year.
View the report below…