Posted: 2017-10-18 11:06
The Air Force, for example, maintains its arsenal Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles in 655 underground silos in vast fields around Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. But the land is only leased from commercial and private farmers who use the rest of the area for crops or livestock. Those farmers sometimes find it easier to launch a drone to check on their cows or agriculture than to cover the miles by foot or truck.
It’ll be some time before scientists can fully assess the damage Hurricane Irma inflicted on the sweaty, soupy swamp that covers much of South Florida south of Lake Okeechobee and west of Miami. But a recent aerial flyover by wetland ecologist Steve Davis of the Everglades Foundation revealed widespread destruction of seagrass beds in Florida Bay. Further up the coast, mangrove forests that were picked clean of their leaves are looking more like mass graveyards.