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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A recent state government project, named ‘Olho no Verde’ (Eye on Green) has been using technology, including satellite imaging and now drones, in its fight against environmental damage.

The program is a collaboration between the Secretary for the Environment, INEA (State Institute for the Environment) and UFRJ (the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

Launched just under a year ago, the program has already identified over 550 cases of illegal deforestation totaling over 1 million square meters. It is now incorporating satellite imagery and the potential use of drones as a . . .

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