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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 Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas coast yesterday as a category 1 storm, bringing heavy rains and 75 mph winds. Rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm to a hurricane before making landfall, Nicholas gained 35 mph in wind speeds in a single day. There have been six Atlantic hurricanes so […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, energy company Entergy can’t say when New Orleans residents will get power back. In addition to the direct health harms that can come from losing AC when the heat index is over 100, the lack of power has also made it harder to […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Tens of thousands have evacuated Lake Tahoe as the Caldor wildfire charges towards the resort town. The raging Caldor Fire has burned 277 square miles since it began in early August and has threatened 20,000 structures, burning 600 to the ground. The fire has stagnated at less than 20% containment. […]
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