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Rainforest Alert: Combining Technology With Indigenous Rights to Help Protect the Amazon

Satellites have long been used to monitor deforestation, but how can that data be used to actively create results on the ground?

How AI Can Advance Sustainable Logging and Cut Back on Deforestation

Trees are essential to our environment, but they're also a much needed building material. A German team is looking to use AI and data to create more sustainable forestry.

Ororatech: The Orbital Oracle Predicting Forest Fires

Munich-based start-up Ororatech uses nanosatellites to collect and aggregate images to warn of forest fires worldwide.

Peruvian Project Uses Drones to Map, Protect and Strengthen Informal Urban Settlements

A Peruvian programme is using drones to help put urban settlements on the map (quite literally), in a bid to improve housing rights and climate change resilience for underserved local residents.

WeRobotics: Drone Technology for More Empowerment in the Global South

Non-profit organisation WeRobotics is harnessing the power of technology transfer, knowledge sharing and local expertise - working together with people in the Global South to use drones for positive impact.

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Bluefield: Using Satellites to Detect Methane Leaks From Space

Leaks in natural gas pipelines often cause methane to escape undetected into the atmosphere, where it fuels climate change. Bluefield is using satellites and optical sensors to detect these leaks from space.

Artificial Intelligence and Drones Join the Fight to Save the Rainforest

While the Amazon continues to burn, innovators are hard at work developing new and effective ways to monitor, protect and restore the world's forests. From self-learning algorithms, satellites and drone imagery to blockchain-based smart contracts - tech has a whole host of smart tools that can be leveraged for good.

AirSeed: Do Fleets of Drones Hold the Answer to Reforesting Australia’s Devastated Outback?

The scale of Australia's recent bushfires demands a new approach to reforestation. Could high-tech seed-planting drones be the answer to mass tree planting?

Satellite Technology Could Help Us Solve the Mystery of Stranded Whales

Researchers are using satellite imagery to monitor whales from space, to speed up and streamline conservation efforts and also better understand the state of their natural environment.