The use of big data can be part of the solution to achieve a sustainable environment while preventing the degradation of nature, according to a new study published Friday. 

Big data, used by governments to stem the novel COVID-19 outbreak, can be implemented to defending the environment, said the article published by Nature Communications journal and reported on

“There may be opportunities to learn from this and achieve a similarly tight coupling of analysis and decision-making in the environmental sector,” said lead author Rebecca Runting from Melbourne University.

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