03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Yorkers Text With High-Tech Beavers

Are you worried about river wildlife in your area? Want to know if the animals are happy? If the water's clean enough?

Then maybe you should text them and ask!

That's what people living and working in New York can do thanks to Amphibious Architecture, a new experiment set up by students from New York University's Environmental Health Clinic and the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University.

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