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Move Over Johnny Appleseed, The Drones Are Coming

The rapid rise of technology in our world isn’t always this positively impactful.

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There are few stories as ubiquitous in American folklore as the tale of Johnny Appleseed.

This young man, who had a fondness for fruit and for feeding the world, would travel to and fro, dropping appleseeds along the way.  With luck and patience, these seeds would blossom into apples trees, thus bringing both a bountiful harvest and a source of sustainability to the land on which the young man walked.

And while the tale of Johnny Appleseed is likely no more than a fable, the ideas of reforestation and resource management are still important today…even as technology begins to creep into even these most far flung of activities.

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Now, instead of Johnny Appleseed, we have drones whirling about, doing their damnedest impression of the fabled figure.

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A tech company called BioCarbon Engineering has been using the flying robots to plant trees on a massive scale. The drones, which were developed by an ex-NASA engineer, are designed to fire off pre-germinated seed pods into the ground.

The drones have been shown to plant trees exponentially faster than locals being forced to plant them by hand, and the method is far cheaper than traditional planting methods.

BioCarbon has been working with conservational nonprofit Worldview International Foundation in order to replant mangrove saplings in Myanmar. Since the drones began their work in September, the saplings have grown to be 20 inches tall, which offers exciting new evidence that the drones can be deployed on a much larger scale.

While many of us rightfully bemoan the encroachment of technology in our everyday world, it’s easy to see that there are at least some instances in which we can be thankful for it.

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New Survey Reveals 55 Percent Think Media Is ‘Corrupt’ And ‘Exaggerates’ News

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President Trump Lashes Out At Nadler, Schiff; Calls Them ‘Sleazebags’

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President Trump is clearly getting fed up with all of the impeachment nonsense that is going on right now, a sentiment he made rather clear when he opted to take House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and other House impeachment managers to task, calling them “sleazebags” and stating that he would “love” to attend the Senate trial. Here’s more on this from Fox News: In the hastily called press event before Trump was to return to Washington, the president delivered an unsparing assessment of impeachment proceedings, which moved into full swing a day earlier and will resume later Wednesday with opening arguments. While making clear he’s reluctant to approve any new witnesses to testify, he floated — perhaps playfully — the idea of personally attending the trial, if only to antagonize the Democrats. “I’d love to go, wouldn’t that be great?” he said when asked whether he would attend. “Sit right in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces, and I’d love to do it.” The president joked that the press should not keep talking about his possible attendance or “you may convince me to do it.” Trump lit into Jerry Nadler, lead manager and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, by saying, “First of all, Jerrold Nadler, I’ve known him a long time, he’s a sleazebag. Everybody knows that.” The president continued, “I watched the lies from Adam Schiff. He’s a liar and he’s a fraud. These are major sleazebags. It’s a total hoax. It’s a disgrace. They talked about their tremendous case and it’s all done. They had no case…it’s a con-job.” President Trump is definitely not one to hold back his truth thoughts on a subject, which is refreshing given we live in a day and age surrounded by political correctness where people don’t really say what…

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