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Sustaining The Nature of New York
A new course is offered this spring at CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise.

Cleaner waters
Hudson River Foundation issues report showing that health of New York Harbor has improved. [more]

Real-time monitoring
Stevens Institute of Technology launches New York City's first marine observatory.

Deep Urban Nature
Explore some of New York City's best nature preserves with the Parks Department.

The latest Buzz? Rooftop Honey
Honey Bees roam the Cityscape in search of flowers to pollinate. [more]

A Cooler New York
Learn how green roofs can bring temperatures down and improve water quality. [more]

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The Nature of New York - Life

New York city hosts a diverse community of resident and transient wildlife. More than 350 species of birds have been recorded in the area, as well as some 30 mammals and 32 reptiles and amphibians. In the spring and summer, numerous butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers can be observed throughout the city’s parks, community gardens and other natural areas. NY being a primarily coastal city, its numerous beaches and coastal wetlands, and the Hudson River and Estuary offer habitat to many marine and freshwater organisms, including more than 170 species of fish.

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