Articles tagged "cloud seeding"

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UAE: Research underway to help make artificial clouds

Research is now underway to help make artificial clouds as a new method of generating rainfall in the UAE, said National Center of Meteorology (NCM) director Dr. Omar Al Yazeedi on January 19, 2020. Speaking at the International Rain Enhancement Forum in Abu Dhabi...

January 22, 2020

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Artificial rain programs as severe drought affects over 700 000 ha (1.7 million acres) of crops, SW China

Severe and persistent drought is affecting southwest China's Yunnan Province, severely limiting access to drinking water and causing a huge impact on the province's agricultural sector. The provincial meteorological department has started carrying out...

May 27, 2019

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Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows

Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering - the intentional manipulation of the...

November 16, 2017

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Cloud seeding flight suspected to aggravate major flooding in Tasmania

A cloud-seeding company Hydro Tasmania performed the seeding over the Derwent River watershed a day before the widespread flooding, caused by intense rainstorms, began on June 6, 2016. According to Premier Will Hodgman, the Energy Minister Matthew Groom is looking...

June 10, 2016

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Cloud seeding part of UAE's record March rainfall

Sufian Farrah, a meteorologist and cloud seeding expert at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), said that cloud seeding operations over UAE played a part in last month's record rainfall. Farrah said UAE made 77...

April 10, 2016

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Cloud seeding practice returns to Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works said they seeded clouds over the county with silver iodide to increase the amount of rainfall during storms that battered California this week. DPW says this is their first cloud seeding since 2002. LA County has used cloud...

March 09, 2016

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Severe storm sweeps Calgary: Cloud-seeding team successful in reducing the hail size

Severe rainstorm accompanied with strong winds, lightning and heavy hail hit Calgary, Canada on August 4, 2015. Traffic has been delayed due to weather related incidents, one rooftop was ripped of a building, streets were blanketed with snow like hail balls and flooded

August 06, 2015

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Prolonged dry spell hits Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore suffered its longest dry spell on record in period between January 13 and February 8. Dry weather conditions continue to prevail in Singapore during the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon season.  The dry weather affecting Singapore and the

February 26, 2014

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Weather modification - Avoiding floods by "cloud seeding", Indonesia

Cloud seeding, a weather modification technique, is commonly used to encourage rainfall in arid regions by dispersing substances into the air. But Indonesian government is using it to avoid further floods by redirecting rain to the ocean and claims their attempt has

March 04, 2013

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Scientist proposed cloud engineering as response to global warming

A controversial idea about shooting salt water high into the sky over the oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight, is now reconsidered again in order to battle global warming. Rob Wood, physicist at University of Washington, proposes an experiment to test the...

August 22, 2012

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China admits Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent problems' as drought persists

Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest hydropower plant - is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years. China's State Council,

June 03, 2011

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Severe drought hits China - 1,300 lakes "dead, shortages affect 4.4 million people and 3.2 million farm animals

Severe drought has forced China to release 5bn cubic metres from Three Gorges reservoir for irrigation and drinking water.The Yangtze – Asia's biggest river – is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, forcing an unprecedented release of water from the Three

June 01, 2011