Tag Archives: Ecology and Environment

New York Agency Touts Progress Using Drones For Conservation, Emergency Response Work

Officials with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation are touting their efforts to use drones as a part of their environmental management and emergency response efforts. The department’s 22-drone fleet is used for a variety of purposes across the … Continue reading

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NY Deploys Drones In Woods, Beaches To Protect Environment

Unmanned drones are helping New York state environmental workers respond to oil spills and discover remote bat hibernation sites. The Department of Environmental Conservation said Monday they have 22 unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, deployed around the state. Officials say … Continue reading

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Drones to fight skeeters?

The city’s insect control branch hopes to use a drone to help fight mosquitoes. The branch is asking council’s innovation committee for $36,500 to buy an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly referred to as a drone, which it expects could … Continue reading

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Thermal Camera-Equipped UAVs Help Save Bambi Before Harvest

By pairing a thermal camera with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a student at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institution in Switzerland, has come up with a way to spot fawns in the grass before a … Continue reading

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