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A former NASA engineer has found a cheaper and faster way to tackle deforestation and plant one billion new trees a year - using drones.  Lauren Fletcher, who has 20 years of experience at NASA, plans to fly drones a couple of metres above the ground to fire biodegradable, nutrient-rich seed pods into it.<br />
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Mr Fletcher, CEO of Oxford-based BioCarbon Engineering, believes their approach cuts the cost of tree planting by nearly 90 per cent and increases rates of tree-planting 15 times.  Now their team of engineers, scientists, environmental and policy experts intend to make their vision a reality which will require 50 teams of workers to plant 72,000 trees a day.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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Pictured:  The BioCarbon team in Dubai.<br />
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