Tether increases control, accountability, reliability of flying devices that can provide a unique perspective on environmental problems
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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.
West Michigan company shoots projects as diverse as extreme sports, high end real estate, marketing materials.
Minnesota and Ohio are also among the states that unsuccessfully sought the designation to host test sites for drones.
We’re always on the look out for innovative stories and reporting techniques at Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. In a couple weeks we’ll launch a series on civilian applications of drones for gathering information about the environment. I teach a course encompassing remote sensing, including the use of drones, as newsgathering tools.