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World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

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July 23, 2013
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A camera attached to a cell phone mast in the middle of a forest, rotating automatically and capturing over 100 images every six seconds. It monitors changes in movement, brightness and structures to detect smoke, and registers the first indications of a forest fire.


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Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) "Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World Forestry.
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Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison. The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for over 10-thousand years yet remains virtually unspoiled. This led UNESCO to declare it a World Natural Heritage Site in 1979.
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Study: India's Air Worst in World

Study: India's Air Worst in World

AFP (Feb. 23, 2012) India has the worst air quality in the world, beating even its neighbor China, according to an annual survey based at Yale and Columbia universities in the United States.
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Brazil: Firefighting When Fighting Fire Amounts to Fighting Climate Change

Brazil: Firefighting When Fighting Fire Amounts to Fighting Climate Change

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) The Cerrado is burning - frequently and ferociously. Huge swathes of Brazil's forests and savannah's have gone up in flames. With the help of German funding, firefighter teams are doing their best with state-of-the-art technology to salvage what is left of this unique region. Every fire that's put out helps protect the environment: The Cerrado stores enormous amounts of carbon dioxide. The International Climate Initiative - a program launched by the German Environment Ministry - is supporting fire management in the afflicted regions with 8.5 million euros.
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