- BEIJING (Reuters) - A storm
is brewing in China as drought-plagued regions accuse each other of stealing
clouds for rain-seeding.
- With the help of modern technology, scientists can fire
rockets filled with various substances into light, fluffy clouds to make
- "But the practice has caused considerable controversy
in recent days, with some saying that one area's success with rain has
meant taking moisture meant for one place and giving it to another,"
the China Daily said on Wednesday.
- The row over rainclouds was particularly heated in several
cities in central Henan province.
- "Meteorological officials in Zhoukou were soon accusing
their counterparts in Pingdingshan of overusing available natural resources
by intercepting clouds that would have likely drifted to other places,
say, like Zhoukou," the newspaper said.
- Much of China is short of water and cloud-seeding is
common, especially over major cities.
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