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Using art and technology to save the Amazon

Using art and technology to save the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Conservation strategist Lucy Dablin shares her experiences in the Amazon and her thoughts on how to preserve it.
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How recycled solar powered phones could save rainforests and change how the ... - TechRepublic

How recycled solar powered phones could save rainforests and change how the ... - TechRepublic | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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At the current rate, 5% to 10% of rainforests are lost each decade. As rainforests are destroyed, we sink further into a biodiversity crisis.
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Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon

Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
After exceeding an ambitious fundraising target to launch a near-real time forest monitoring system in the Congo Basin, a San-Francisco based start-up is now eyeing expansion in the Amazon where it hopes to help an indigenous rainforest tribe fight illegal logging.
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Video: Incredible technology maps rainforest biodiversity in 3D

Video: Incredible technology maps rainforest biodiversity in 3D | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Technology that enables scientists to catalogue a rainforest's biodiversity in stunning detail by airplane was highlighted in a recent TED talk.
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Must watch!  TED Talk by ecologist Greg Asner and the use of technology to map tropical biodiversity.  AWESOME!

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Unplug: Turning Off Technology in the Amazon Jungle

Unplug: Turning Off Technology in the Amazon Jungle | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

“Disconnected from the electronic devices that tend to eat up so much of our time and energy back home, our team of 28 citizen scientist volunteers reconnected with nature while in the Amazon--experiencing the various sights, sounds, textures,...”

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Reflections from our friends, Dr. Meg Lowman on her 2015 Citizen Science Expedition to the Amazon with the California Academy of Sciences

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M2M device saves the Amazon rainforest - M2M World News (press release)

M2M device saves the Amazon rainforest - M2M World News (press release) | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
M2M World News (press release) M2M device saves the Amazon rainforest M2M World News (press release) The Tembe tribe, the indigenous people of Brazil, teams up with a tech start up company, Rainforest Connection to protect its rainforest from...
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Cool!  Tech start up company, Rainforest Connection, is repurposing old mobile phones to aid in rainforest conservation.  Now that's upcycling! 

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Brazil embraces drones to save the Amazon rain forest - Washington Times

Brazil embraces drones to save the Amazon rain forest - Washington Times | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Brazil embraces drones to save the Amazon rain forest
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Brazil has a new weapon in the fight to save the Amazon rain forest: drones.
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Flying robot will provide a unique view of the world's most biodiverse ecosystem

Flying robot will provide a unique view of the world's most biodiverse ecosystem | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Soaring over a dense canopy of trees, a flying, insect-like robot developed by Wake Forest researchers will give an unprecedented look at Peru's tropical cloud forest, one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems.
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Talk about a great STEM project!  Putting drone technology to good use in mapping the most remote and inaccessable areas of the Amazon!

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