Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday January 27, 2013

Brazillian Government Creating Smart Trees for Self-Protection

To stem the huge losses of vast tracts of rain forest timber, the Brazilians are fitting trees with electronic tracking devices in danger areas that will ‘call home’ when moved with 20 miles of a cellular network enabling police to apprehend the illegal loggers and stop any further destruction.

The largest rainforest on Earth, the Amazon is home to an incredible wealth of species and numerous indigenous tribes. The forest is also a vast carbon sink, a major source of freshwater, and has an important impact on regional weather patterns.