Did you know that old phones are being used for tropical rainforest surveillance?
Did you know that old phones are being used for tropical rainforest surveillance?,
October 21, 2015,
By Luis D.,
We all live on the same planet and suffer the global consequences of deforestation. Cutting hectares of forest down is the second largest source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, right after fossil fuel combustion. As a consequence of making forests disappear each year, the world is facing a biodiversity crisis, suffering hundreds of losses in animal and plant species, along with increasingly extreme droughts and floods.
Surprisingly, though, phones can help in battling deforestation, even if they are the kind of product one can hardly slap the "environmentally friendly" tag onto.