A recent article in the Guardian has explored the use of remotely piloted drones in order to facilitate the early detection of bushfires in otherwise inaccessible areas. It specifically discusses thermal camera-equipped drones currently being developed by Sydney firm Carbonix, which is producing drones that will avoid the downsides that come with traditional early detection techniques, which are often expensive and unreliable. The drones could help to stop fires quickly, preventing them from reaching populated areas and growing to catastrophic levels.

The full article is available here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/13/send-in-the-drones-how-to-transform-australias-fight-against-bushfires-and-floods

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