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Saving Rainforests With Cell Phones

Saving Rainforests With Cell Phones



Engineer and Explorer Topher White in Borneo (credit: Facebook)



What if a used cell phone could be turned into a technology that prevents deforestation from illegal logging? Explorer and engineer Topher White offers a simple and highly scalable way to stop tropical deforestation that does just that and in real-time. White's technology shows a way to combat both deforestation and climate change that any country struggling with illegal logging could deploy. This is applying actual appropriate technology in action!  WHB



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