artificial rainmaking

China rolls out the big guns, aiming for a dry Olympics – Calum MacLeod

From USAToday: When he’s not tending cherry orchards outside Beijing, Yu Yonggang can be found behind the twin barrels of a 37mm anti-aircraft gun, blasting shells at passing clouds. Yu is one of 37,000 peasants enlisted by the Chinese government to help produce rain in parched areas. The 45-year-old farmer works with China’s other trigger-happy […]

China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust – Joe McDonald

From the Associated Press via the Washington Post (link) Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China’s capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday. The huge storm blew dust far beyond China’s borders, blanketing South Korea […]

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