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Cloud-seeding has been employed in the U.S. for years, resulting in improvements to rainfall and snowpack. In Russia, crews are using cloud-seeding to fight devastating Siberian wildfires. Researchers in the UAE hope that this new cloud-seeding method could be used to secure water for populations in arid climates, fight wildfires, improve air quality, and more. So far, results look promising, with recent tests bringing in heavy rains. The National Center for Meteorology emphasized, “while most of us take free water for granted, we must remember that it is a precious and finite resource.”
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer After a record-breaking drought, much of the West and Southwest has been hoping for a winter of rain. But with scientists predicting a second consecutive winter with La Niña conditions, the dry spell may be prolonged. La Niña is a climate pattern that tends to produce droughts in the […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor As California’s summer fire season comes to a close, autumn’s Santa Ana winds have intensified a fast-moving wildfire now terrorizing Santa Barbara County. The Alisal fire began Monday afternoon. Since then, it has engulfed 16,801 acres and is only 5% contained, according to CalFire. As a result, a portion […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have been 18 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2021, surpassing 2020’s disaster costs with almost three months still left until 2022. Experts say that weather events across the spectrum, including wildfires, hurricanes, and severe weather, are not […]
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