India use drones to protect rhinos from poachers, US rice imports contain harmful levels of lead, and Monsanto claims to ditch herbicide while selling more of it.
India use drones to protect rhinos from poachers. “Security officers conducted flights of the unmanned aircraft over the Kaziranga National Park on Monday and will fly drones at regular intervals to prevent rampant poaching in the park in the remote Indian state of Assam. The drones are equipped with cameras and will be monitored by security guards, who find it difficult to guard the whole 480-square kilometer (185-square mile) reserve.”
US rice imports ‘contain harmful levels of lead.’ “It is a particular risk for young children, who suffer significant developmental problems if exposed to elevated lead levels. Because rice is grown in heavily irrigated conditions, it is more susceptible than other staple crops to environmental pollutants in irrigation water.”