NBC Fears for Bald Eagle Despite Population Increase
The bald eagle has flourished since it was put on the endangered species list, but now that the bird was removed from the list NBC âNightly Newsâ found a downside.
â[Nationwide resurgence of the eagle] is not the end of the story. Now the question is will man maintain the eagleâs habitat or will the eagles adapt to man,â said chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson on June 28.
Quoting biologist Bryan D. Watts, "Nightly News" condemned urban sprawl and compared it to DDT - which was banned in 1972.
âUrban sprawl has become the DDT of our generation,â
âIf we donât be proactive, weâll see a reversal in the population within the next 20 years,â
Watts wants to see
NBC promoted Wattâs view that coastal real estate will equal disaster for the bald eagle without mentioning the successful cohabitation of bird and man in the nationâs sixth largest city, Philadelphia.