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Tweeting Trees

Scientists are equipping trees with sensors to gather information on their water content. The information is tweeted in order to draw people’s attention to climate protection.

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A project at Belgium’s Ghent University is collecting data from a beech tree. Sensors and measuring equipment are hooked up to a Twitter account. Every day, the tree "tweets” an update on its well-being. Researchers would like to create a network of tweeting trees to get more people interested in forest conservation.