One Cool Thing: Drones Reforest the World

One Cool Thing: Drones Reforest the World

As wildfires burn hotter and broader than ever before, scientists and startups are using new technology to build back the world’s forests. One Canada-based startup, Flash Forest, is using drones to revitalize environments and hopes that their tactics can be used across the globe. Using their drones, the project planted 300,000 specially formulated seed pods across Canada in just two months. […]

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Drone Technology Helps Rediscover Extinct Hawaiian Hibiscus  

Drone Technology Helps Rediscover Extinct Hawaiian Hibiscus  

A rare, cliff-dwelling, Hawaiian hibiscus flower–scientifically known as Hibiscadelphus woodii–that was previously declared extinct has now been rediscovered thanks to drone technology. The bright yellow flower makes its home on rugged cliff faces of Kalalau Valley on Kaua’i, Hawaii, a place difficult for scientists to physically access. As NatGeo explained, “the recent drone rediscovery of […]

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