Cloud seeding

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Cloud Seeding for Weather Modification

As more U.S. states and countries experience drought, scientists are looking at ways to help the clouds produce rain. It's called cloud seeding or weather modification and it's not proven to work. This public radio story looks at the scientific process and the controversy over cloud seeding.

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Story Length: 3:07

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  • In what ways did Andrew Carnegie’s libraries serve their communities?
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  • In your opinion, what should really rich people do with their fortunes?
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