Wildlife Visitors & Sea-Level Rise | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Wildlife Visitors & Sea-Level Rise

Play associated audio
Several thousand snow geese and a few hundred Tundra swans are wintering in a freshwater impoundment at Blackwater.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Several thousand snow geese and a few hundred Tundra swans are wintering in a freshwater impoundment at Blackwater.

Hundreds of thousands of birds visit these parts -- or near these parts -- to rest, while they migrate halfway across the world. But in part two of WAMU environmental reporter Sabri Ben-Achour's series on sea-level rise in our region, he tells us that rising waters mean fewer places for these wild visitors to stop off.

[Music: "Unnatural Habitat" by The Greenhornes from Broken Flowers OST]

NPR

Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.
NPR

'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice

A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.
NPR

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.
NPR

A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.