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EPA spending to sink -31% under Trump’s budget proposal

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump released a partial outline of his 2018 budget, proposing billions of dollars in spending cuts to most government agencies to pay for large increases in …
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University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Kicks off First UAS Course of Many

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) is rolling out the first of what the university plans to be many future courses on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The class, …
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Put to the test, cybersecurity experts easily infiltrate energy companies’ networks

A ship navigates through Buffalo Bayou heading to a dock along the Houston Ship Channel in La Porte. The computer hacker crouched low in thick brush on a cold December …
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Renewables Consultancy Adopts Drones for Inspections

Scotland-based renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy – part of the clean energy business of Wood Group, an oil and gas services company – has brought unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing …
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Finnish Cleantech Company Makes the Case for Emissions-Detecting UAS

Aeromon, a cleantech start-up based in Finland, recently demonstrated the effectiveness of drone-mounted platforms for measuring industrial emissions. A pilot program at the Ämmässuo waste treatment center, which is operated …
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Silent Falcon selected as UAS of choice by Precision Vectors for BVLOS Operations in Canada

Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies is pleased to announce Precision Vectors Aerial Inc. of Vancouver, BC, has chosen the Silent Falcon UAS as their exclusive UAS for their BVLOS (Beyond Visual …
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CyPhy Works Adds UAV Services to Texas Company’s Oil and Gas Biz

Danvers, Mass.-based CyPhy Works Inc. is bringing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to oil and gas customers of Pilot Thomas Logistics, a Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of fuel, lubricants …
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Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

A lawmaker in Oklahoma recently proposed a bill that would grant immunity to anyone who voluntarily “damages or destroys” an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) under certain conditions. The text of …
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Wise investment: Coal community seeks economic reprieve in drones

WISE — Jack Kennedy drove to the Lonesome Pine Airport earlier this year, shining his headlights through a wire fence and onto a grass field that he said witnessed history …
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Atmospheric CO2 emissions to rise less in 2017, but still larger than previous average

MAUNA LOA — The Met Office forecast of the annual rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide suggests that the 2017 rise will be smaller than that in 2016, but still larger …
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