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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.
By Neal P. Goswami, Bennington Banner, Vt. Jul. 23--BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont Orchard was issued another citation Sunday for operating its "hail cannon" at night in violation of the town's noise ordinance.
Los Angeles to resume controversial cloud-seeding project LOS ANGELES, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Facing severe water supply shortage, Los Angeles plans to launch a controversial cloud- seeding project that they believe will boost rainfall and raise the levels of local reservoirs, a newspaper report said Monday.
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.
A Montana State University professor and his colleagues have found evidence suggesting that airborne bacteria are globally distributed in the atmosphere and may play a large role in the cycle of precipitation.
Zhang Qian, head of weather manipulation at the Beijing Meteorological Bureau may have found a way to keep the opening ceremony at Augustâ€™s Olympic Games dry. The attempts to mitigate light rain have been successful thus far.
A team of scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) Research Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and the University of New Mexico (UNM) has detected the lowest frequency radar echo from the moon ever seen with earth-based receivers.
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.
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.
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.
- A political dynamiter.