Tag Archives: Environment and Conservation

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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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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Drone Surveys Help Flood Mitigation Efforts in North Jersey

In at-risk riparian areas of northern New Jersey, surveyors are using drones as part of the documentation for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that saves Pompton Lakes residents hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on flood insurance … Continue reading

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‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

The old cry of sailors sighting a whale’s waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health. Marine researcher … Continue reading

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