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Life in New York can be harsh, and not just for the city’s human residents. The avian population has it tough too. As many as 230,000 birds die every year after crashing into the city’s ubiquitous buildings. That’s why bird conservation advocates are celebrating a recent bill aiming to tackle this problem. Passed in December by the New York City Council, the legislation requires that all new buildings be installed with bird-friendly glass below 75 feet. The mandate, which does not apply to existing buildings but does include retrofits, will go into effect at the end of this year.