Companies are using drones to fight deforestation. One of them, BioCarbon Engineering, based in Oxford, England, aims to plant as many as 1 billion trees per year. It uses drones flying 300 feet over land to map an area’s level of deforestation, topography and soil quality, and report its potential for reforestation. With that information, automated planting drones carrying […]

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Swiss pilots and co-founders of the solar-powered airplane, Solar Impulse, have announced a partnership between ABB, a power and automation technology company, and PACT, an international non-governmental organization, to bring solar energy to rural communities in Myanmar. The partnership was announced during Solar Impulse’s fourth stop on its trip around the world. The airplane […]

Today, as reported by the BBC, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed to deliver a campaign message and even to criticize her country’s political system. A clear sign that things are changing positively in Burma, she was able to speak for 15 minutes on national television and radio as part of a […]