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UFPB researcher creates intelligent tree capable of preventing forest fires

As part of postdoctorate studies at UW Tacoma, researcher Cleonilson Protásio worked with Professor Orlando Baioocchi on a system of tree-based environmental monitoring devices, powered by electricity generated by the differences in temperature between the surface and the interior of the tree. This 'internet of natural things' may be used to detect and track the spread of wildfires. (Article written in Portuguese.)

Federal University of Paraíba - UFPB
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July 2, 2019

Smoke-choked skies the 'new normal.' What are Tacoma and Pierce County doing to prepare? Subscription

Nursing & Healthcare Leadership lecturer and alumna Janet Runbeck notes that "the most vulnerable" are "most at risk" of health complications from exposure to particulate pollution such as wildfire smoke. She said that "not enough is being done to ensure their safety."

The News Tribune
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July 2, 2019

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