But federal regulations keep a Great Lakes weather fleet grounded.
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We were first introduced to drones by the United States military, which has been using them, controversially, it must be pointed out, for years in places like Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and Yemen. But like many other technologies that have been pioneered by the military, such as computers, duct tape and GPS, drones have numerous commercial applications. And one of the biggest sectors where drones could become a game-changer is in agriculture.
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.
Seeking the high ground: Two new Echo features and another longstanding one produce a different sort of environmental journalism.