These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources. Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 by scientists, lawyers, and businesspeople. EDF is an organization that uses science, economics, and law to find practical and lasting solutions to environmental problems.
They have offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia and work with global partners to protect natural systems critical to all life, including climate, air, water, and biodiversity. EDF is headquartered in New York, NY, USA. More information about the organization’s history can be found on its About page.
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Funded by / Ownership
EDF is a non-profit organization primarily funded by private donors who contribute through grants, donations, and partnerships with businesses and government agencies. Some of their major donors include the Gates Family Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, and the Rothschild Family Charitable Foundation. For a full list of donors, please visit here.
Analysis / Bias
EDF publishes articles with minimal emotional wording, such as “Solving Climate Change Takes a Global Effort.” The body of the article provides well-researched overviews of climate solutions. For example, the article explains why China is critical of global climate action and advocates for transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The article cites credible sources like The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and provides clickable subtitles that link to further information.
Another article we reviewed was titled “We can feed the world sustainably.” The article argues sustainable agriculture can feed the global population without harming the environment. It cites examples of sustainable practices and the importance of equipping farmers with data and tools to reduce pollution. The article provides a well-researched and informative overview of sustainable agriculture practices, citing sources and statistics to support its claims. Both articles lean left in their advocacy for aggressive action on climate change and sustainable agriculture practices but are generally well-supported by scientific evidence and factual information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Environmental Defense Fund Left-Center biased based on content that leans left as the organization advocates for policies prioritizing environmental protection. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 03/30/2023)
Last Updated on March 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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