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The Surprising Way Drones Can Help Fight Climate Change

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Drones today serve a variety of functions, from capturing aerial photography to assisting in military operations. But one particular service  may end up being their chief contribution: by acting as mitigating forces against the impacts of climate change. These little gadgets are now capable of everything from fighting dwindling bee populations and reducing carbon emissions to tracking changes in wildlife population and gathering water samples.

Drones are perfect data collectors.

Perhaps the most prominent way in which drones help fight climate change is by assisting with data collection. Drones can travel to places where humans cannot easily go, thereby reducing research costs and increasing the accuracy of data collection.