drones http://wlrn.org en Drone Watches Over Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary http://wlrn.org/post/drone-watches-over-florida-keys-marine-sanctuary <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Lt. j.g. Kyle </span>Salling<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> stood on the bow of a 24-foot boat in Florida Bay, holding what looked like a large model airplane. With the propellers gently whirling, and the small red and green aviation lights on, Sims launched the 13-pound aircraft like he was throwing a javelin.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:23:27 +0000 Cammy Clark 21021 at http://wlrn.org Drone Watches Over Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary Planes, Drones And Dry Ice: How South Florida Wages War Against Mosquitoes http://wlrn.org/post/planes-drones-and-dry-ice-how-south-florida-wages-war-against-mosquitoes <p></p><p>At dusk during a hot Miami summer, when you’re outside getting chewed on by countless mosquitoes, it’s easy to wonder how anyone ever decided to settle in South Florida.</p><p>The mosquitoes, in fact, were so bad for some early South Floridians that they had rooms at the front of their frontier shacks called “losers,” which contained smudge pots and palmetto branches to literally “lose” all of the bugs from your body before entering.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 19712 at http://wlrn.org Planes, Drones And Dry Ice: How South Florida Wages War Against Mosquitoes