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Temporary Halt to Fracking near Chaco Canyon Overturned
Temporary Halt to Fracking near Chaco Canyon Overturned An effort to temporarily halt drilling across part of one of the nation’s largest natural gas fields has been rejected by a federal appeals court, leaving environmentalists to push their case against hydraulic fracturing in district court. A...
National Park Service Bans "Drones"
National Park Service Bans "Drones" The National Park Service announced today that they are banning the use of drones and model aircraft in all National Parks, subject to a few limited exceptions. According to a policy memorandum released by Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the Park Service, the directi...
Low-Impact Archaeological Research - Drone with Thermal Camera Quickly Maps Ancient Pueblo Village
Low-Impact Archaeological Research - Drone with Thermal Camera Quickly Maps Ancient Pueblo Village Thermal images captured by an small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen structures in an ancient Native American settleme...
Of Drones, Petroglyphs, and Conferences
Drone Footage "Finds" Remarkable "Unseen" Petroglyphs in Utah Some drones have a undesirable popularity for snooping on folks and facilitating functions of war. But unmanned aircraft can be utilized to give authorities a new watch of inaccessible and remote places to uncover lost treasures. An amazi...
Flight of the Phantom
By Doug Gann, Preservation Archaeologist and Digital Media Specialist As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to wrap up 2013 with a little cautionary tale about the use of unmanned flying cameras, commonly called "drones" in the media. In the Pretty Rock blog post, I illustrated how a revolution ...