Saildrone raises $100M to gather more hurricane insights, climate data

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The folks at Saildrone, who recently made history by sending an ocean drone into the eye of a hurricane, are celebrating another milestone today. Saildrone has just received an investment of $100 million to grow its capabilities in climate data, ocean mapping, and maritime intelligence solutions.

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Drone research confirms Pyrenees’ glaciers vanishing amid climate change

Climate change researchers have used a range of drone technologies to confirm fears that southern Europe’s largest glaciers in the Pyrenees mountains are rapidly melting amid rising temperatures – and may soon disappear altogether.

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Drone captures shocking scenes of record-breaking floods in China’s iPhone city

After deadly floods upended life in Western Europe last week, now it’s China that is enduring the wrath of extreme weather. At least 33 people have died in what is being described as the “heaviest rainfall in a millennium” in central China’s Henan province. Drone videos show the extent of the devastation…

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Shocking drone footage shows mass baby flamingo deaths in Turkey

At least 1,000 baby flamingo carcasses – some partially buried in the mud – have been discovered at Turkey’s Lake Tuz. Horrifying drone footage captured above the dried-out lake bed has alarmed environmentalists who say climate change, drought, and unsustainable farming practices are to blame.

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Drones are helping Panama’s sinking island people survive climate change migration

The home of the Gunas is what you’d call “a paradise on earth”. The tiny coconut islands of the San Blas archipelago off Panama’s eastern coast are littered with glistening white sand beaches, palm trees, and thatch-roof huts. And even though the indigenous tribes have maintained a healthy distance from unwanted modernization, the ripple effects of climate change have reached their shores.

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Drone video shows rapidly shrinking Lake Mead at Hoover Dam

Much of the western United States is under the grips of an unrelenting megadrought. And to make a bad situation worse, the water level at Lake Mead, which supplies water to over 25 million people, has hit its lowest level since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s following the construction of the iconic Hoover Dam.

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