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Ecosystems
New AI Tool Checks up on Ocean Health From Space
ocean health
Ecosystems
New AI Tool Checks up on Ocean Health From Space
Researchers have developed a machine-learning platform that can rapidly process ocean color from satellite images — giving data on ocean health.
March 13, 2021

Researchers have developed a machine-learning platform that can rapidly process ocean color from satellite images — giving data on ocean health.

Animals
Now You Can Save Endangered Species — Just by Playing Games
adopt a digital animal
Animals
Now You Can Save Endangered Species — Just by Playing Games
A new smartphone game will allow players to adopt an endangered animal in the digital world while simultaneously protecting one in the real world.
March 10, 2021

A new smartphone game will allow players to adopt an endangered animal in the digital world while simultaneously protecting one in the real world.

Ecosystems
Targeted Wetland Restoration Efforts Could Cut Nitrogen Pollution in Half
wetland restoration
Ecosystems
Targeted Wetland Restoration Efforts Could Cut Nitrogen Pollution in Half
Researchers used computer models to evaluate wetland restoration scenarios and found that strategic wetland placement is the key to cleaning up water pollution.
February 21, 2021

Researchers used computer models to evaluate wetland restoration scenarios and found that strategic wetland placement is the key to cleaning up water pollution.

Ecology
Scientists Are Using Old Spy Satellite Photos to Study Ecological Change
ecological change
Ecology
Scientists Are Using Old Spy Satellite Photos to Study Ecological Change
Researchers are using new image processing techniques designed for drones to study declassified, Cold War spy satellite photos for ecological change.
December 30, 2020

Researchers are using new image processing techniques designed for drones to study declassified, Cold War spy satellite photos for ecological change.

Climate Crisis
Making It Rain with “Cloud Seeding”
cloud seeding
Climate Crisis
Making It Rain with “Cloud Seeding”
China is using cloud seeding to create rain where and when it’s needed. Will it try to use geoengineering to combat climate change next?
December 12, 2020

China is using cloud seeding to create rain where and when it’s needed. Will it try to use geoengineering to combat climate change next?

Virtual Reality
Building Trees in the Metaverse Might Actually Save the Forest
3d models of trees
Virtual Reality
Building Trees in the Metaverse Might Actually Save the Forest
NatureXR, a new collective, is the first to build 3D model trees, then have scientists certify them as "real” for virtual reality.
August 2, 2020

NatureXR, a new collective, is the first to build 3D model trees, then have scientists certify them as "real” for virtual reality.

Animals
Tracking Animals From the International Space Station
tracking animals
Animals
Tracking Animals From the International Space Station
The ICARUS project looks to use the International Space Station and special bio-loggers to begin tracking animals from space.
June 15, 2020

The ICARUS project looks to use the International Space Station and special bio-loggers to begin tracking animals from space.

Virology
Bats Are Not The Enemy
bat-borne viruses
Virology
Bats Are Not The Enemy
Researchers are developing options from the domestic to the deific to allow humans and bats to live together in...
May 22, 2020

Researchers are developing options from the domestic to the deific to allow humans and bats to live together in harmony while reducing the risk of viral disease.