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China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

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Clouds to help tame hurricanes


August 24th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Hurricanes are among the most destructive natural forces on earth, but now scientists are working to tame their fury - through clouds.Rather than seeding storm clouds ... Read more...

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Mumbai pins hopes on ‘artificial’ rains


August 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai's civic body has decided to resort to 'artificial rains' at a cost of Rs.65 million, an official said ... Read more...

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Indian-run New Zealand firm designs UAV for cloud seeding


March 26th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) An Indian-promoted aviation company in New Zealand is developing what it claims to be the world's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for cloud seeding.Auckland-based Apeiron Aerospace, ... Read more...

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Cloud-seeding will not hurt the environment, say experts


February 17th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Atmospheric experts in China have said that cloud seeding experiments to encourage rain will not hurt the environment.The concern is that silver iodide - the catalyst used ... Read more...

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Snowfall brings respite to wheat crops in China (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Light to moderate snowfall has brought relief to the winter wheat crops in drought-hit areas of China, where more than seven million hectares of farmland have been ... Read more...

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‘Cloud seeding’ to encourage rainfall ‘not as effective as thought’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed that the practice of cloud seeding with materials such as silver iodide and frozen carbon dioxide may not be as ... Read more...

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Soon, lasers may trigger showers on demand


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Shooting lasers into the air can elicit the formation of water droplets, and scientists claim that the technique could one day help to induce rain artificially.For a ... Read more...

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Rainfall brings relief to drought-hit Chinese province


March 29th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Cloud seeding brought rainfall over the weekend in drought hit Yunnan province in southwest China, a media report said Monday. Meteorologists, however, said the light to moderate rainfall will ... Read more...

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Indian scientists hope to make it rain


June 28th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) If it doesn't rain, it might still pour! That's what some Indian scientists are hoping to achieve with a national cloud seeding programme at a ... Read more...

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China employs artificial means to create rains in drought-hit provinces


February 9th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): China has employed artificial means to create rains in at least seven provinces to alleviate a rare drought that has hit the areas.Reports from the China ... Read more...

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China creates artificial rain in drought-hit provinces


February 8th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (Xinhua) China employed artificial means to cause rainfall in seven provinces Saturday to ease drought, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said Sunday. Weather-control officials fired 2,392 artillery shells and launched ... Read more...

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Rain and smog threaten to ruin tonights Olympic Games opening ceremony


August 8th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, August 8 (ANI): A thick smog haze and rain are threatening to ruin tonights Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing, China.According to a report by Fox Sports, the haze has ... Read more...

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The ‘bride’ is ready - but will rain spoil Olympic party?


August 7th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Tarun Basu Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) This 2,000-year-old capital city, eager to present its sleek ultra modern look to the world, is all dressed up for China's long awaited coming-out party -- ... Read more...

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Beijing to stop rain from dampening Olympic opening


July 29th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) China has mobilised all its science and engineering capability, including satellite monitoring and cloud seeding, to prevent rain from spoiling the Olympic opening ceremony on Aug 8 as ... Read more...

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UAE carries out cloud seeding tests to induce rain


May 7th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Abu Dhabi, May 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Meteorological Department has carried out cloud seeding tests to induce rainfall, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. The department's National Centre of Meteorology ... Read more...

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Advanced technology has made cloud seeding possible


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): With advanced technology, the practice of cloud seeding to create rain, mitigate hail or even quell hurricanes is now on the road from science fiction to fact. ... Read more...

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‘Rain making’ bacteria present in atmosphere, snow


February 29th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Bacteria, long associated with infection and illness in popular imagination, might also precipitate rain, besides affecting climate, agricultural output and even global warming. Brent Christner of Louisiana State ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of rain-making bacteria


February 29th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Scientists have found the evidence of rain-making bacteria that are widely distributed in the atmosphere, which could factor heavily into the precipitation cycle, affecting climate, agricultural productivity and ... Read more...

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