Showing posts with the label #forests

German AI System - Forest CC Protection

  Fighting Climate Change Destruction of Forests With Tech Source:  German Black Forest                                                       Source:  AI Forest Protection/Management System Sustainable Forests Climate Change is devastating forests around the world, including in Germany.  The worst conditions in Germany are taking place in Baden-Wurttemberg, where 43% of all forest areas are damaged.  German scientists are starting to deploy artificial intelligence and big data in an innovative program to make forest systems more resilient and resistant to Climate Change. AI Based Forest Management Scientists from Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT) and EDI Gmbh (an intelligent software spinoff) have developed an AI based assistance system for forest management.  This is a collaborative big data gathering effort by the South German Climate Office, the German Weather Service, KIT and EDI Gmbh.  They're developing a cloud based, decision making support system based on AI to bett

Innovation from Fireflies

Synchronizing Lights by Fireflies - Quite a Light Show Source:  Smoky Mountains, TN Fireflies Synchronize Lights  Eco-Tourists Flocking to 2 Appalachian Forests being Lite-Up by Rare Fireflies This is nature at its most impressive and beautiful.  Swarms of rare fireflies that illuminate at the same moment and stay bright for ten seconds lighting up a remote forest area..  They go dark for a minute and then light up the forest again.  This is such a magnificent phenomena of natural synchronization, it is attracting crowds of tourists who care about the environment.   They are flocking to two remote forests in the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Summer Light Shows Fireflies that light up and are in sync are extremely rare.  Globally, they are found in the US Allegheny and Smokey Mountains in PA, and TN, also in remote parts of South Carolina and Arizona and in Southeast Asia.  As so much innovation comes from nature, you have to wonder what this magnificen