Nice topic idea! I like how you're tying in your obvious passion for the environment with pertinent subjects such as the media and government funding. I couldn't help but think about something big I read about this past week when you mentioned the influence of media on the environment. As you may already know, there was a devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As soon as it happened, it was already up in the Internet, there were live streams, people were sharing pictures and videos on the internet, etc. However, merely days later, I was already reading about the millions of dollars in funds going towards the reconstruction of this cathedral. I was a bit shocked at how fast this had happened and how much attention it had received in such a short notice, but then I read a couple more smaller, less shared articles. They spoke about how many other incidences even more severe than the burning of this historic landmark were taking place around the world, and how these were not even getting nearly as much attention. I think it would be actually really interesting to look into how many issues we could resolve, or set a resolution in motion/gain awareness on topics that concern the environment. If we were as inclined to share and spread news of the devastating impact humanity has on the environment like the burning of the cathedral on the media, how much further could we get in regards to repair of the earth? How much an impact would this have?
just something interesting to think about. Hope this helps, and best of luck on your research !! : )