Tech heaven: Drone academy students help map out Africa’s future

Eldson Chagara https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malawi-drones/tech-heaven-drone-academy-students-help-map-out-africas-future-idUSKBN1ZT0Y9 Now, as a student at Africa’s first drone academy, she is about to make it come true. The institute is in Malawi, and builds on the work of a pilot scheme launched in 2017 with support from U.N. children’s fund UNICEF, in which drones have been used to deliver medical supplies, monitor […]

Analysis confirms that climate change is making wildfires worse

Climate change has already increased the risk of wildfire globally, according to a new review of research that suggests the weather conditions that led to the Australian wildfires will become more common in future. By Donna Lu Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2229902-analysis-confirms-that-climate-change-is-making-wildfires-worse/#ixzz6CVfSSdtt In light of the ongoing wildfire crisis in Australia, Richard Betts at the UK Met Office in […]

Australia’s fire-driven storms are pumping smoke into the stratosphere

Thunderstorms generated by the Australian bushfires are very likely to have pumped as much smoke into the stratosphere as a volcanic eruption. By Adam Vaughan Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2230017-australias-fire-driven-storms-are-pumping-smoke-into-the-stratosphere/#ixzz6CVbYZJ1r Blazes across the country in the past few weeks have been so intense they have generated their own weather. They create rising air mixed with ash and smoke that results […]

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