Airborne technology helps manage elephants

(Carnegie Institution) For years, scientists have debated how big a role elephants play in toppling trees in South African savannas. Tree loss is a natural process, but it is increasing in some regions, with cascading effects on the habitat for many other species. Using high resolution 3-D mapping, Carnegie scientists have for the first time quantitatively determined tree losses across savannas of Kruger National Park. They found that elephants are the primary agents.
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CMU’s New Campus in Rwanda, Aims to Expand ICT Knowledge, Worker Skills Across Africa

CMU's New Campus in Rwanda, Aims to Expand ICT Knowledge, Worker Skills Across Africa

Authored by: Michel Bézy

Today in Pittsburgh, Jared Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda will announce a major partnership between CMU and the government of Rwanda to offer graduate engineering degree programs in Rwanda. It is the first time that such a highly ranked research institution has opened a fully compatible campus and academic program in Africa. Read more

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