Drones and the environment. At first thought, perhaps not natural bedfellows. Yet these small vehicles have been increasingly proving themselves as powerful allies against ecological threats.
Recent advances have meant that this technology is being used to tackle environmental disasters, such as oil spills and large scale waste in vulnerable ecologies. Drones continue to be successful in managing issues such as spreading pollution, and are flexible enough to carry out research effectively in difficult to reach areas without having to resort to other more intrusive and expensive traditional methods. They are unmanned, which reduces risk, labour and time. When it comes to the positive impact they are having on the environment, small really is mighty.