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The Birds and the Bombs

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The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, is in jeopardy. Fort Bragg, a station of the US military, is trying to save their local environment.

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NASA and USAID pioneer the use of space technologies for development efforts

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SERVIR, a joint development initiative of the United States Agency for International Development and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, leverages data from space to improve environmental decision-making in 30 developing countries.

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"Restoration Economy" Strives to Protect Pollinators, Create Jobs

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Threatened wildlife co-exists with poverty stricken communities who inhabit the Arizona-Mexico border region. Borderlands Restoration's conservation scientists are hoping to alleviate poverty while repairing the local environment by providing jobs that help preserve and renew the environment.

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AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why

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Beyond its common application as a predictor of consumer purchasing behavior, AI can now be utilized to tackle poverty issues, improve agricultural efficiency, and increase access to information for otherwise disconnected populations. Especially valuable for nations without updated survey and cen...

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Bionic arm: A pioneering union between man and machine

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Prosthetics for most are frequently challenging, both in terms of mobility and associated pain. This video highlights a doctor in Sweden innovating new, more reactive prosthetics, aimed at addressing these challenges.

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These Tree-Planting Drones Are About To Start An Entire Forest From The Sky

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Villages along the Irrawaddy River delta in Myanmar have spent years replanting mangroves in at attempt to restore their ecosystem and guard against the negative effects of climate change, but it is a labor intensive and time-consuming process. Now, with the help of specially-designed tree planti...

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Hope, love prevail in conserving endangered Philippine cockatoo

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The Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program on Rasa Island has taken a multi-faceted approach to conservation - by employing former poachers to help protect the very species they once threatened. Through a combination of education in local schools, coordinations with government bodies, NGO train...

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Where Birds and Planes Collide, a Winged Robot May Help

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Airplanes and birds don't mix - thousands of birds are tragically killed around airports each year, and collisions (or "ingestions," as the industry calls them) of birds and jet engines can be extremely dangerous to flights. Finding an effective way to keep birds away has proven tricky, as birds ...

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Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!

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As climate change, human encroachment, and habitat loss increasingly threaten the existence of numerous species around the world, some scientists are turning to a controversial and complex method to try and bring populations back from the brink. Genetic rescue is the method of reintroducing biodi...

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Meet Arachnid, the crawler hunting child abuse photos across the web

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For all the positive tools and platforms the internet has helped create over the decades, it can also be an extremely dark place, and has unfortunately enabled the horrific and wide-spread sharing of millions of images depicting child abuse, including of rape and torture. Artificial Intelligence...

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