I am excited by the prospect of using drones to capture environmental devastation! This could include stories like those I see previously mentioned on the blog (Sandy coverage, trash-filled coastlines along the Hudson, etc) which are great ideas, or:
Newtown Creek with its “15-foot-thick layer (in some places 25 feet) of polluted sludge that has congealed on the creek bed.” This particular inlet near my apartment is especially startling to see from above.
Dead Horse Bay‘s trash-and-horse-bone-filled landscape. Read about it.