NCPR has looked at efforts to discourage, or “haze”, nuisance birds in the past, as with crows in Watertown, or Canada Geese at Ottawa’s Experimental Farm.
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Nov 15, 2013 — FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) A search of Lake Ontario's eastern shore has turned up some pieces of a multimillion-dollar, New York-based military drone that crashed during a training flight this week.
Maj. Sandra Stoquert of the Air National Guard's Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing says initial reports of debris were reported through local authorities and 174th personnel were dispatched to recover it. The type of debris was not disclosed. Go to full article
Student crews work on the MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock Field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein
Aug 06, 2013 — Central New York's Air National Guard wing will soon be flying its drones over the city of Syracuse for training missions. The unit has had more airspace approved by the federal government. Go to full article
Aeryon Scout in flight. Civilian drones such as this have been used to assist search and rescue activities. Photo: Dkroetsch, released to public domain
Syracuse, NY, Mar 13, 2013 — New York stands to be one of the country's biggest beneficiaries of the growth in the civilian drone industry expected over the next decade. A new study places the state in the top 10 list for the sector's expected economic impact. Go to full article
Joe Kummer, president of Propulsive Wing in Elbridge, N.Y. demonstrates his prototype unmanned aerial vehicle. Photo: Ryan Delaney/WRVO
Jan 22, 2013 — Drones are smaller, cheaper, and easier to use than ever, and their cameras are more powerful than ever.
In the near future, drones may be used to find criminals, track wildlife, or find a lost hiker in a remote canyon. They could also be used to look in places where we're not used to prying eyes.
Law professor Gregory McNeal studies the legalities of drone use at Pepperdine University in California. McNeal believes local government, not the courts, should lead the way in writing the rules in the drone era.
He says our notions of privacy may differ from what the law says. McNeal told David Sommerstein the Supreme Court has upheld the right of law enforcement to look for wrongdoing from a helicopter or plane. Go to full article