7. Extinction - a Natural and Human-caused Process

7. Extinction - a Natural and Human-caused Process - A City...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
A City of Glass Towers, and a Hazard for Migratory Birds NY Times, Lisa Foderaro, September 14, 2011 “…New York is a major stopover for migratory birds on the Atlantic flyway, and an estimated 90,000 birds are killed by flying into buildings in New York City each year, the Audubon group says. Often, they strike the lower levels of glass facades after foraging for food in nearby parks. Some ornithologists and conservationists say such crashes are the second-leading cause of death for migrating birds, after habitat loss, with estimates of the national toll ranging up to a billion a year. As glass office and condominium towers have proliferated in the last decade, so, too, have calls to make them less deadly to birds. The San Francisco Planning Commission adopted bird-safety standards for new buildings in July. ..”
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Some Comments… “Doesn’t say much for evolution” “Evolution must be slower than folks think” “It's called natural selection. Figure out how not to fly into buildings and your life will be long. Obviously some of them have. Stupid story on a stupid topic. Fluff. ...”
Background image of page 2
“I've been waiting for the environmentalist's dire claims to come true for the last 30 years now. So far, we have lots of oil, birds are everywhere, we haven't run out of trees, every months, thousands of new species are being discovered, and hurricanes come and go just as they have been. Now here's another hand-writing article that says all birds are gonna die,
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 25

7. Extinction - a Natural and Human-caused Process - A City...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online