Satellites Could Revolutionize the Way Governments Monitor Rural Development
In many countries, national well-being is often monitored through on-the-ground household surveys, but new technology could change that.
Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Better Plant Conservation?
A multi-institutional research team used the power of open-access databases to predict the conservation status of more than 150,000 plants.
Using Porpoise Vocalizations to Test the Effectiveness of Acoustic Monitors
It will help scientists more accurately measure the presence of vocal species like bats, birds, bees, and tigers.
Inside the Effort to Preserve Migratory Bird Habitat in Central California
Concerned citizens, scientists, and conservation groups have joined forces to protect what stopover spots remain for birds migrating from South America to the Arctic.
Using DNA to Speed Up Identification of Aquatic Plants
A research team in Canada has tested the use of environmental DNA to ease the process of identifying and surveying aquatic plants.
How Detection Dogs Help Wildlife Rangers Curb Crime in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Specially trained canines, with their outsized capacity to sniff out even well-hidden people and objects, are helping rangers at several major reserves to do their jobs better.
Five African Countries Have Created an Information Exchange to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
The program is aimed at helping wildlife trade enforcement agencies benefit from the experience of their colleagues in neighboring countries.
New DNA Extraction Techniques Are Helping Enhance Our Understanding of Elephants' Biological History
Recent advances in laboratory methods are enabling scientists to recover very old or degraded DNA sequences from warmer places, where DNA degrades at a much faster rate.
The Role of Technology and Policy in Creating a Cleaner Future
Technology can help us to achieve a healthy global climate only if government policy, corporate action, and individual behavior and practice support it.