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Can New York City Become a Biosphere Reserve?

One of the issues examined at The International Conference on Biodiversity and Society, held in Low Library, was whether mega-cities, such as New York and Rome, can receive the UNESCO designation of being a biosphere reserve, which would lead to research funding on environmental issues. Such designation may be necessary if these cities are to remain viable in the 21st century. -- Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University/NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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Published: May 24, 2001
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004