The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety. (June 20)
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AFP (Aug. 13, 2013) Unmanned drones often bring up images of targeted killings in remote regions of Pakistan and Yemen. But in Peru, drones are being successfully used to monitor crops and study ancient ... watch video
AP (Mar. 24, 2014) When it comes to tracking poachers, drones are giving wildlife teams a sky-high advantage in Nepal. Illegal poaching in the country has dramatically declined since the GPS-enabled drones were ... watch video
TheStreet (June 3, 2014) The FAA is reviewing a request by seven film and television companies to use drones when filming. The companies hope to use drones to achieve creative aerial shots, but they also can be less ... watch video
TheStreet (June 25, 2014) Amazon's hopes of launching "Prime Air" were put on hold this week by the Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday, the FAA published a document addressing the operation of model airplanes. Buried ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Sep. 25, 2014) The FAA plans to let seven movie and TV companies use drones for filming. It would reportedly mark the first time commercial drones are used in populated areas. Fred Katayama reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 23, 2015) With the Kasane Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade about to begin in Botswana, part of the answer to rampant poaching may lie in drones. A collaboration between Spanish university students and ... watch video
Newsy (Mar. 19, 2015) Amazon's ambitious Prime Air drone delivery service took another step forward Thursday, after the FAA gave the company permission to test its drones.
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Reuters - News Video Online (July 8, 2015) The Swiss postal service says it has started testing unmanned drones using devices specially designed to carry small packages. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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May 21, 2014 The use of so-called drones - unmanned aircraft - for domestic security purposes, surveillance of citizens and putative criminals and organizations raises many legal and ethical concerns particularly ... read more
Jan. 13, 2014 Two new articles explore the use of drones in military operations. The articles highlight increasing levels of disapproval of the use of drones in recent U.S. polls and suggest that drone warfare may ... read more