Conservation

An Environmental Use for Drones

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By Julian Mark The use of drones for aerial surveillance by some law enforcement agencies has come under intense criticism from civil libertarians and privacy advocates of late. But some scientists, environmentalists, and techies contend that drones can have practical and…

Drones help monitor Skagit Valley elk herd

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Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local…

Sri Lanka:- No Clearance From CAA For UAV

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By Camelia Nathaniel The Wildlife Department has not obtained the approval of the Defence Ministry or the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the deployment of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to report on illegal activities taking place within the wild…

Mystery surrounds the missing drone

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BY Risidra Mendis Mystery still surrounds the sudden disappearance of the drone (unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was sent out by the Wildlife Minister last week to survey illegal activities in National Park. The ministry and the Department of Wildlife…

3D Model Tracks Coal Ash Contamination

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With a 3D model created using aerial images from an unmanned aircraft, Wake Forest researchers are providing a new look at the extent of coal ash contaminants leaked into a North Carolina river earlier this month. The approach holds promise as an…

An Eye in the Sky for Boots on the Ground

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It’s four o’clock in the morning and the cold, dry desert air offers a jolt to a team of conservationists, wildlife managers and technology experts gathered in Namibia’s Waterberg Plateau Park. They are testing a suite of integrated technologies in…