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waste / environment feature ideas

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.

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Dead Horse Bay‘s trash-and-horse-bone-filled landscape. Read about it.




drones drones drones

Drone journalism is very much ‘for real’. It offers everyday people the ability to see events distantly and to convey scale and sequences of events in a way that only individuals / organizations with lots of money could previously. We can see our leaders’ fear of this journalistic peoples’ force in the way they are struggling to regulate our use of drones…

I do wish that it were easier to use drones to document realtime injustice – the battery life and environmental factors that make drones vulnerable are so prohibitive!

One site I might be interested in exploring with a drone is Dead Horse Bay, a continuously-leaking landfill and the home of a former horse-processing facility…