Latest Beijing Weather Modification Office Stories
Scientists in China refueled the debate over the practice of tinkering with Mother Nature by artificially inducing the second major snowstorm to wreak havoc in Beijing this season.
Chinaâ€™s Beijing Weather Modification Office caused an early snowfall Sunday after seeding rain clouds in order to ease droughts in the region.
Chinese authorities say they used rockets and chemicals to stop a thunderstorm from hitting the Olympics' final ceremonies.
To prevent rain clouds from ruining the Olympics opening ceremony, China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to disperse clouds so that dignitaries in the roofless â€œbirdâ€™s nestâ€ stadium donâ€™t get wet.
Chance of showers during the 2008 Beijing Olympics: 50 percent. But Chinese meteorologists have a plan to bring sunshine. The meteorologists say they can force rain in the days before the Olympics, through a process known as cloud-seeding, to clean the air and ensure clear skies.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese technicians have artificially generated heavy rainfall to wash a layer of sand and dust off Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.
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