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Beijing enjoyed its third day of artificially induced snow on Thursday after its longest drought in 38 years.

2009-02-19

 water control China cloud artificial drought snow induced weather iodide
Water has been rapidly disappearing in Cyprus since the 1970s, but conflict between Turkish and Greek communities means fixing the problem is not high on the political agenda. Alex Bell finds that Cypriots are now struggling for control of land that is slowly dying.

2010-03-11

 Cyprus Greece Turkey water shortage drought
Chinese meteorologists say they brought about Beijing's earliest snowfall in a decade, after seeding rain clouds with silver iodide to ease a drought...

2009-11-02

 cloud China snow meteorology weather drought
Either there's a special machine that spits out silver iodide, dry ice or cement into the clouds, or a hatch opens and a guy with a shovel seeds the clouds manually...

2010-03-26

 cloud snow meteorology weather drought Russia rain
Relatively mild drought conditions may have been enough to cause the collapse of the Classic Maya civilisation, which flourished until about AD950 in what is now southern Mexico and Guatemala.

2012-02-23

 Mexico Guatemala Maya civilization drought climate
A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.

2012-07-20

 water Africa Namibia drought underground