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  • As sea levels rise around the globe, cities are experimenting with various methods to protect themselves.
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Bird-friendly buildings on the rise

Humans blame cats for killing birds, but our buildings are far worse.

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  • The American Bird Conservancy published an extensive guide to incorporating bird-friendly design into buildings.
  • Over twenty cities have programs to help reduce the number of avian deaths.
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