Tracking Illegal Horse Poaching With Satellite Imagery, Public Records, and Crowdsourcing

A series of gruesome killings at the end of 2019 shook horse owners in Florida: Three horses were stolen and brutally butchered--most likely for consumption--in the state in less than two weeks. Owners had to fear that their animals would be next, and they wondered who the perpetrators were.

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Using Satellite Images and Machine Learning to Track Illegal Amber Mining in Ukraine

Ukraine’s northwest was once covered in lush pine forests. Now, much of the ground where these trees once stood has been turned into cratered, moon-like landscapes. The culprit: illegal miners who are digging up the earth searching for amber.

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