Large whales can have important environmental and economic impacts. New AI buoys are being rolled out to protect them.
If wildfire can be caught early, they are much easier to tackle. Networked AI sensors are providing the tools to give fire crews a head start.
From sensors inspired by dandelion seeds, to sensors installed on the heads of seals. Sometimes nature itself provides the inspiration for modern environmental technology.
Setting up sensor networks can be expensive and time consuming. A new project from the University of Washington has turned to nature for solutions.
The air in our cities is polluted. With sensors, citizens can collect measurements, allowing them to uncover sources and build up political pressure.
Agri-tech researchers have taken inspiration from medical science to create microneedles that monitor the health of crops.
Calibrated low-cost sensors in Kinshasa and Brazzaville provide new information on pollution and help scientists model a way to improve access to air quality data.
Spinach's reputation as a "superfood" just got a high-tech boost. A team at MIT has discovered that aside from being part of a healthy diet, spinach can actually be employed as a research assistant - capable of sending email and alerting us to key changes in the environment.
A new research project is looking into whether there's scientific truth behind a long-held, but as yet untested, belief - that animals are able to sense imminent earthquakes. These new insights might be able to help us predict earthquakes in the future, set up early warning systems and ultimately limit their damage.