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Sniffer Drones Will Start Patrolling the World's Busiest Shipping Ports

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The Skeldar V-200
The Skeldar V-200Source: UMS Skeldar

Teams of drones are about to start policing the skies of some of the world’s busiest shipping ports. Their target? Environmental rule-breakers.

It might sound -- and look -- like something out of a Marvel Avengers movie, but for many ports around the world, these so-called sniffer drones are the best way to enforce new regulations aimed at cutting the air pollution caused by ships.