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Birds / Extinction #321350

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Excerpt from Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" quoted. Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: John Blackstone) United States bird population reported declining; details given, scenes shown. [Biologist David DeSANTE - comments on lack of new birds.] No. of ducks and other birds reported diminishing. [National Audubon Society spokesperson Beth HUNING - comments on lack of birds.] Florida's Everglades reported losing 90 of bird population in last half century. [Ecologist Jules EVAN - comments on lack of birds.] Pesticides and property development noted crowding birds out of their natural habitats. [EVAN - comments on reductions in San Francisco Bay marshlands.] Ecologists quoted. [DeSANTE - says humans could suffer same fate.]

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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