Tag Archives: Environment and Conservation

What to know about operating a drone in Washington state parks

A trip up to Rattlesnake Ledge recently was pretty generic. The trail was crowded. And at the top, that crowd gathered for the view over Iron Horse State Park with miles of trees off into the horizon. Then it happened. … Continue reading

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US States Use Drones to Predict Rockslides, Watch Wildlife

In the western American state of Utah, drone aircraft are flying near avalanches to watch snow crashing down from mountains. Drones are also being used in the southeastern United States. For example, in North Carolina, they are searching for endangered … Continue reading

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Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones … Continue reading

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‘They can be perceived as a threat,’ so drone users asked to give these birds space

The city of Bellingham is asking people who plan to fly drones to capture images of the finish line of the Ski to Sea race at Marine Park to be aware of great blue herons and their colony nearby. They’re … Continue reading

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