In the US, drones are increasingly deployed in the agricultural sector to collect data on crops. With 'precision agriculture', farming is going high-tech, optimizing yields while preserving resources.
New research has found that a controversial class of neurotoxins used in agriculture for pest control significantly impairs the fertility of male honeybees. Bee numbers in Europe and the US have been falling for years.
Flying robots are the cheerful new helpers of conservation. DW spoke with environmental scientist Karen Joyce about how drones are revolutionizing research - and shares stunning aerial photos of the Great Barrier Reef.
Drone sales are soaring in Germany, but so is the number of potentially dangerous near-miss incidents around airports. The authorities have now decided that it's time to reel in the flying robots.
Tech fans gathered in Paris to celebrate the city's first-ever drone festival. City authorities made an exception to a prohibition on the the miniaircraft that had been imposed because of security fears.
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