Technology is quickly changing the way in which us humans live, talk, work, and react with the world around us. The speed in which technology is being produced shows that there are no limitations to what can be achieved. With the development of devices that are able to work independently and mimic the action of humans, such technology can aid, enhance and conduct necessary actions. With the health of the planet in detrimental condition, can the latest advances in technology be used to aid and support the reclining health of the world?
The hunt for new development and smarter ways of living, is continually being researched. With man-made technology unable to replace the world’s ecosystem, it can, however, play a crucial role in environmental degradation. Technology can change the way in which human’s identify, track and value what the environment provides, hopefully helping to slow down climate change that is occurring rapidly around us.
Below are some of the most recent advances in technology and how they too can be used to help save the environment and make a positive change.
Artificial Intelligence tracking
It may be hard to believe that animals and the habitats in which they live can make a huge difference to the health of the world we live in. Through the deforestation of the Amazon and the reduced number of wildlife that call this environment their home, the breakdown of the species living within the rainforest is severe, as they all play a part in keeping our ecological system alive and healthy.
One thing that is evident to everyone, however, is the fast-moving breakdown and extinction of animals all around the world, with more than 10,00 species becoming extinct each year, due to human activity such as deforestation or poaching.
However, there is hope on the horizon. With advancements being made within Artificial Intelligence, there is a high chance that the technology will be able to track animals within their natural habitats. This will not only allow us to study the exciting and private lives of various animals, but also locate and pinpoint their exact location before deforestation and hunting can occur.
Being able to track the species at all times will avoid the death of so many important animals, while helping our ecosystem stay alive and well for the health of the world around us.
Renewable Energy Sourcing
One of the most significant ways that technology can contribute to saving the environment is through the creation of a sustainable energy source.
With the inventory of fossil fuels running low, the need to find a green and environmentally friendly substitute is important, more so than ever before.
Generating energy with the use of technology is a far more flexible and eco-friendly way of powering the ever growing world. Although a long process, when it comes to developing systems that work, finding the correct location, is equally as important. Energy Procurement, such as wind turbines and solar panels, are already two popular forms of technology that can be used to help generate energy. Realistically, more renewable energy options are needed in order to reduce and replace the use of fossil fuels altogether.
Sustainable energy sources work by using the sun, wind and even the tides. All natural sources whose energy can be harnessed to generate and power industries, while helping to nurture the health of the surrounding environment.
Thermal Cameras To Combat Poaching
The poaching of animals has drastically become a sport and form of income for many people around the world. The killing of animals, whether for their fur, tusks or skin sometimes can be the only form of income for many poachers and has become a big industry in East Asia, but also Africa. Although not always conducted out of pleasure, the poaching of animals has caused an effect on the surrounding environment, by removing a key part in the natural hierarchy. All animals, no matter how big or how small, all play a role in feeding and caring for the earth. By taking away this process, it can reduce their impact on both the ecosystem, but also their role in the nitrogen cycle.
Technology, however, is being used to help capture poachers and diminishing the trade that comes as a consequence of poaching. The way in which technology can be used, is by rangers using thermal imaging to help identify the criminals in the dark and catching and intercepting before they are able to conduct their wicked crimes.
Through the ability of being able to see in the dark, without this useful tool, rangers would not be able to closely inspect individuals within nature reserves, and the rate of animal deaths would increase drastically.
Cleaning Land And Oceans
One of the biggest challenges that the world has placed on itself is the production of waste and where it stores it. With our homes overrun with plastic, it is often unnecessarily used to store and transport products, such as food and clothing. With the population not sticking to the recycling rules nor making a conscious effort to reduce their plastic waste, more and more waste each year is finding itself in both landfills and in the ocean.
With a high volume of plastic waste making its way into the oceans, the surrounding ecosystems are being quickly damaged, from the chemicals emitted from the plastic, but also from the animals ingesting the rubbish.
An example of technology being used to help tackle the ever growing problem of plastic waste in our wide oceans and one example can be seen as the Dutch organisation “Ocean Cleanup”.
Ocean Cleanup, a non-profitable organisation have created a device that can sail itself 600 meters into the pacific, while making sure that it picks up as much plastic waste as possible, removing it from the ocean. The technology this group created, is propelled by the wave and wind power in order to continuously have the energy to help propel and function the boat.
Aside from this invention, designers are trying to find innovative ways to reuse the waste produced every day, helping to prevent it from washing up on our beaches or finding its way in the stomachs of large sea mammals.
With the environment under an intense amount of pressure, the future health of the Earth looks uncertain. However, continual advances are being made in technology, where these developments can be used to help support and nurture the environment.
With devices already created to help stop deforestation, extinction and saving the environment from waste; there is no limitations of what other developments could be created through the rise of technology advancements, helping to save the planet further.
The challenges created in the environment have quickly become too powerful for humans to control, so technology is needed more so now than ever, in order to tackle these issues in haste.
As a population, while we wait for these advances in technology to be created, we can all make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of waste and damage that we create to the surrounding environment. Whether it be monitoring the amount of unnecessary plastic that we use, to taking time out of our day to walk instead of driving. By making small changes in our routine, we too can help tackle small environmental challenges within our everyday lives.
About the author: Sydney Tierney just recently finished her studies; is working her way into the world of content writing as a digital marketing assistant. She writes for clients that specialise in workstations, wedding bands and energy procurement
Powertrain Sensor Market Worth $24.7 Billion by 2027 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
According to the new market research report “Powertrain Sensor Market by Sensor Type for ICE Vehicle (Position, Pressure, Speed, Temperature), Sensor Type for EV (Position, Temperature, Current, Voltage), Propulsion, Powertrain Subsystem, Vehicle Type, EV Type, and Region – Global Forecast to 2027″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global Powertrain Sensor Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.8% to reach USD 24.7 billion by 2027, from an estimated USD 19.8 billion in 2019. Factors such as increasing awareness about carbon emissions, fuel economy, and adoption of green vehicles would drive the market.
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Position sensor for ICE vehicles is the fastest growing segment during the forecast period
Position sensor plays an important role in understanding the operations of vehicle powertrain and identifying facult, if any, in the engine. Vehicle efficiency can be measured and analyzed with the help of signals coming from position sensors installed inside the vehicle powertrain. Apart from installation in the camshaft and crankshaft assemblies, position sensors are being installed in gearbox assembly to measure the data related to the position of gears and gear shifters. Increasing adoption of position sensors in vehicle powertrains is the main factor driving the market segment.
Heavy-duty vehicle is expected to be the fastest growing segment
Heavy-duty vehicles include trucks and buses. Trucks and buses are being installed with advanced powertrain sensors with the upgrading of powertrains. Powertrains in heavy-duty vehicles have to be powerful enough to survive robust conditions. As a result of that, they are required to be installed with sensors that offer high operational efficiency. The market for heavy-duty vehicles in developing countries is flourishing day-by-day. These are a few of the factors contributing to the growth of the heavy-duty vehicle market for powertrain sensors.
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Latin America is expected to be the fastest growing market by 2027
Most of Tier I and Tier II suppliers and OEMs are focusing on the Latin American automotive market. Countries in this region are becoming self-dependent and economically stable. The production of vehicles in this region is also increasing. Governments in these countries are also looking forward to the adoption of fuel efficient technologies. This is the reason for the growth of the powertrain sensor in the region.
The major Powertrain Sensor Market players include Bosch (Germany), Continental (Germany), Denso Corporation (Japan), Hella (Germany) Texas Instruments (US), and Aptiv (UK), among others.
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ARISTOTELES Sky by Kaiserwetter is Emerging as the Ideal Platform for Managing and Matching Energy Generation and Demand at the National Level
The end of the Sustainable Innovation Forum was marked on December 12th, a COP25 event that brought together over the course of two days the main multilateral organizations, investors and innovators from the private sector, as well as ministers from various countries. Key governmental actors included Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of the Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Ian Duncan, member of the House of Lords from the Government of the United Kingdom, Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway, and Yasmine Fouad, Minister of the Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt. This morning, representatives of the Government of Chile, co-organizer of the COP, as well as the Former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, have also joined the forum.
In this context, there has been debate about the needs of different countries to face the current climate crisis, as well as the inevitable energy transition towards renewables and how this works in the wider picture of governmental commitments to a transition based on technological innovation. During the panel “Transitioning Towards a Cleaner, Smarter Energy System of the Future,” this topic was studied in depth, and common conclusions were reached, such as that in order to achieve the objectives set in the COP and the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to enact a more flexible energy system for different governments in their capacity to integrate intermittent renewable energies and other decentralized energy sources. This change requires new business models, regulations and policy frameworks to drive a safe and profitable transition in each region independently. Under this premise, the SAP partner company in IoT and Data Intelligence, Kaiserwetter, has presented in the framework of this forum, the possibility of a new era of effective climate governance for countries, with the presentation of its patented Energy Cloud for Nations, ARISTOTELES Sky.
Hanno Schoklitsch, CEO and founder of Kaiserwetter has stressed the importance of “attracting capital towards the energy transition, not only in industrialized but also in emerging countries, and doing so using the Internet of things and Artificial Intelligence, combined with Machine Learning to create transparency.” With the launch of its new B2G platform The Energy Cloud for Nations “we are creating a more sustainable future by offering a new level of data transparency in the energy market,” which Hanno Schoklitsch says is “essential to achieving the Paris goals, as ARISTOTELES Sky helps governments and authorities cope with the increasing complexity inherent in the energy transition. Action must be taken to accelerate the energy transition now, not only from the private sector, but also from governments, and there is already a way to do this.”
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iAnthus Subsidiary CBD For Life Continues to Expand National Reach for Holiday Season
CBD For Life (the “Company”), a subsidiary of iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (“iAnthus”) (CSE: IAN), (OTCQX: ITHUF), which owns, operates, and partners with best-in-class regulated cannabis operations across the United States, is pleased to announce it has now reached over 2,600 retail stores in the United States with its leading CBD-infused wellness and self-care products.
In addition to traditional retailers like Urban Outfitters, Dillard’s, The Hallmark Store, and Wegman’s, CBD For Life’s products can now be found with top shelf placement in newsstands in hundreds of high traffic areas including rail stations, commuter terminals and airports. The Company also began a limited roll out of products with UNFI Distribution, the largest natural foods distribution company in the United States and Canada with over 43,000 customers including natural foods grocers, health food markets and superstores. The Company’s products are also available online at CBDforlife.us, Dillards.com, UrbanOutfitters.com and recently relaunched at TheGrommet.com. CBD For Life’s rubs were recently featured on the Yahoo.com holiday shopping guide 7 classy stocking stuffers they’ll never guess are under $25, and the company has now reached over 1000 5-star product reviews.
“We are thrilled that CBD products are in such high demand this holiday season. On Black Friday alone this year, we saw a nearly 300% increase in our average daily sales. Cyber Monday was similar. Our holiday gift set, available through our website, is seeing incredible sell-through. With the recent upgrades we’ve made to our website, e-commerce fulfillment, and third-party logistics systems, we are ready to meet that demand and can’t wait to put smiles on thousands of faces on Christmas Day!” said Julie Winter, Vice President at iAnthus and General Manager of CBD For Life. “We are beginning our fifth year of operations with great momentum. In the new year, look for new packaging and new products, including deodorant and lip treatments.”
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