Drones are increasingly a part of the environment as people increasingly find ways to use them for commercial and other applications. Government officials struggle with how to regulate them.
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But federal regulations keep a Great Lakes weather fleet grounded.
Still in its early stages, with many technological, legal and public safety concerns to be ironed out, drone technology and uses in agriculture are on the rise.
LANSING – Bills that would prohibit people from using drones to shoot wildlife and harass legal hunters likely won’t be taken up until November. But little opposition has arisen and proponents expect them to pass. Two Michigan senators on the Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes Committee sponsored the bills – SBs 926 & 927 – which the Senate approved 38-0 on Sept.
Tether increases control, accountability, reliability of flying devices that can provide a unique perspective on environmental problems
The status of using what are also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – UAVs -commercially is in a holding pattern after a federal judge ruled last month that the Federal Aviation Administration had no authority to issue a $10,000 fine against a Virginia drone pilot.
That set off celebrations in the drone community that were short-lived.
As firefighters and several fire trucks work to put out the flames, that’s when Harry C. Arnold launches his drone and flies towards the big cloud of grey smoke.
Filmmakers like the unmanned aerial vehicles for providing an informative vantage point.
But Civil War reenactors say that they detract from the authenticity of their efforts.
You’ve heard of the annual Audubon bird count. Now you can take part in a drone count. Not the bees – the unmanned aircraft.
Michigan State University officials hope to collaborate with a landscape services company to use unmanned aerial vehicles to determine turf health.