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2008-01-30 13:45:00

Zhang Qian, head of weather manipulation at the Beijing Meteorological Bureau may have found a way to keep the opening ceremony at August’s Olympic Games dry. The attempts to mitigate light rain have been successful thus far.

2007-04-25 17:30:10

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.

2007-02-10 18:00:00

From his offices in Fresno, Steve Johnson explained how cloud seeders spent one of the driest Januaries on record: "We'd look at the forecast maps and pray," he said.

2006-07-02 20:21:29

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - China says its scientists make enough rain to fill the Yellow River; Moscow claims credit for sunshine for Red Square parades -- but confidence in other nations that humans can alter the weather has almost dried up.

2006-05-05 04:25:00

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.

2005-12-19 19:38:24

Wyoming is embarking on an $8.8 million, five-year cloud-seeding project that aims to bolster mountain snowpack, and possibly yield proof of whether cloud seeding actually works.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.