Andrew Stelzer

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Conflict

Efforts to deploy drones for humanitarian purposes are hampered by public fears

Drones may be best known for their surveillance and military capabilities, but there’s a growing movement to use them for humanitarian aid. Inventor Mark Jacobsen is building drones to deliver humanitarian aid to Syrians stuck inside their war-torn country. But as he’s learning, bureaucracy — combined with public fears about the use of drones — has hamstrung efforts to get that aid anywhere near the Syrian border.

Protecting Abundant Water

The upper Midwest is water rich, but Michiganders are wondering if a drier future could make their water a target, and they're considering precautions.

Saving the Cypress

Cypress trees aren't just great ingredients for good gardening, they're also important storm barriers on the Gulf Coast.