Without wishing to downplay the current environmental crisis, it's clear that a 'doom and gloom' message isn't working in changing the way people behave. Conventional news is slanted negatively, and that can't make people feel hopeless and helpless. However, there is a slow trend towards more constructive, solutions-based journalism that promotes a vision of a better future, and concrete ways to move towards it.
If you're finding the news a bit bleak at the moment, you may find a bit of relief in Positive News:
Positive News is the magazine for good journalism about the good things that are happening.
When much of the media is full of doom and gloom, instead Positive News is the first media organisation in the world that is dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what’s going right.
We are pioneers of ‘constructive journalism’ – a new approach in the media, which is about rigorous and relevant journalism that is focused on progress, possibility, and solutions.
As a magazine and a movement, we are changing the news for good.
You can see what kinds of stories they cover on their website (or Twitter/FB/Instagram), but essentially it's environment, social justice and equality and economics, and have they have a global view. If you want to support their work, both paper and digital subscriptions are available.