Texas City To Boost Safety With GPS Trackers
Nestled right beside the Rio Grande River near the Mexican border, the El Paso metropolitan area is called home to nearly one million people. Although the cities southwestern location offers some advantages, being so close to the international border where only miles separate the peaceful people of El Paso from a violent drug war presents many challenges for local police and border patrol agents. However, through the utilization of GPS trackers, law enforcement teams are enhancing safety and security at the border.
The people living in El Paso are so close to the Mexican border that in many locations they can see the green, white and red Mexican flags waving through the wind in the city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. What is problematic about Ciudad Juárez is that the city is now one of the many battlegrounds where drug cartels are fighting and killing civilians, rival drug cartels and authorities. The area is highly dangerous and violent. Bloodshed is common in the area where drug cartel assassins will pump bodies full of bullets; decapitate informants and even storm into hospitals to make certain their targets are dead. With so much violence occurring only miles away from El Paso, law enforcement need all the manpower and technological tools possible to ensure safety.
GPS Tracking Devices Teach Scientists More About Bear Life
Scientists have long studied the similarities and differences between black and brown bears to get a better understanding of how the majestic animals interact with each other and the environment. Researching bears and other animals in their natural habitat has always been a difficult task for scientists, but through the advancement of GPS tracking technologies, the chore as became a whole lot simpler. And what the GPS tracking device data is showing is helping us better understand how much different black and brown bears really are.
One of the easiest ways to distinguish black and brown bears is by color of fur, but through the use real-time GPS tracking units Fish & Game workers in the Alaskan and Canadian Yukon have been able to better magnify the differences in the two animals. Over the fall and winter month, Fish & Game Department experts placed tracking devices on a select number of brown and black bears. The team of biologists’ goal was simply to get a better understanding of the difference of hibernation patterns between the animals. Here is a short list of what the biologists learned after reviewing data from the GPS trackers: