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April 20, 2006

The apocalypse comes to my office for reals

China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust

The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 18, 2006; 3:17 PM

BEIJING -- Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China's capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday.

The huge storm blew dust far beyond China's borders, blanketing South Korea and reaching Tokyo.

Posted by rxu at April 20, 2006 03:19 AM