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The Comeback of an Ancient Fishing Bird

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Double-crested cormorants were nearly wiped out in much of the U.S. before a rebound sparked by the federal government's 1972 ban the pesticide DDT and prohibitions on shooting the fishing birds.  

The Comeback of an Ancient Fishing Bird
Environment In Focus Podcast 2/13/2014

Now the once-persecuted birds are common in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere -- although still misunderstood and maligned.

Tom Pelton, a national award-winning environmental journalist, has hosted "The Environment in Focus" since 2007. He also works as director of communications for the Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to holding polluters and governments accountable to protect public health. From 1997 until 2008, he was a journalist for The Baltimore Sun, where he was twice named one of the best environmental reporters in America by the Society of Environmental Journalists.