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2008-08-25 12:01:05

Chinese authorities say they used rockets and chemicals to stop a thunderstorm from hitting the Olympics' final ceremonies. Weather officials acknowledged using airplanes and several hundred rockets with rain dispersal materials Sunday afternoon after inclement weather coming from Mongolia was predicted, the Chinaofficial Xinhua news agency reported Monday. "Moisture in the air was at a higher level than at the time before the opening ceremony and would more easily develop into convective...

2008-08-11 09:00:54

Chemicals used in Olympic rain dispersing safe to enviroment: official BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese official said on Saturday that "very limited amount of" chemicals had been involved when rockets were fired to blow away rain clouds from Friday's Olympic Games opening ceremony. "The chemicals will not threaten Beijing's air quality," Wang Hui, Director of Media and Communications Department of Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games told a press conference here....

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2008-04-11 13:30:00

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 "bird's nest" stadium don't get wet.The Chinese government is well known for its use of cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, which is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei.Officials...


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