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Drones change the way advocates protect the environment

Riverkeepers, researchers and volunteer monitors have long kept an eye on water quality from the ground and from the river. But, with the help of technology that’s suddenly far more accessible, they’re taking to the skies, too. Unmanned aerial vehicles, … Continue reading

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Drones that perch like birds could go on much longer flights

It’s a bird! It’s a drone! Well, um, actually it’s a drone that perches like a bird. Just as a bat might cling to a wall or a bird perch on a branch to rest, drones can also take an … Continue reading

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New drone adds search and rescue capabilities

The next person who gets lost or stranded in Umatilla County could get help from the SARbot. Umatilla County Emergency Management’s new $25,000 unmanned aerial vehicle is its most technologically advanced yet, sporting capabilities such as infrared imaging and the … Continue reading

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New ‘air force’ joins ranks of campaign to protect Chesapeake

Riverkeepers, researchers and volunteer monitors have long kept an eye on water quality from the ground and from the river. But, with the help of technology that’s suddenly far more accessible, they’re taking to the skies, too. Once reserved for … Continue reading

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