Sunday, July 2, 2017

Your old cellphone can protect rainforests and jaguars

This engineer has set up cellphones in the jungle to listen for chainsaws of illegal loggers. When the phone hears that sound, it sends an email to authorities.
White now heads Rainforest Connection, a nonprofit that turns donated Android smartphones into forest sentries. Americans toss out hundreds of millions of cell phones each year. White is repurposing phones that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
 This engineer is using old cell phones to stop illegal logging - Popular Science

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