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 “Nightly News” found a downside.
“[Nationwide resurgence of the eagle] is not the end of the story. Now the question is will man maintain the eagle’s habitat or will the eagles adapt to man,” 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.
“Urban sprawl has become the DDT of our generation,”
“If we don’t be proactive, we’ll see a reversal in the population within the next 20 years,”
Watts wants to see
NBC promoted Watt’s view that coastal real estate will equal disaster for the bald eagle without mentioning the successful cohabitation of bird and man in the nation’s sixth largest city, Philadelphia.